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Tech & Human Rights Blog Series

05/19/2015

PHR's Tech & Human Rights Blog Series is meant to highlight the intersection between technology and human rights, and to examine the increasing role that technology can play in advancing human rights around the world.

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Kenyans Record on Mobile Phones

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: After Ushahidi – Using New Technologies to Prevent Mass Atrocities

05/19/2015

Kenya’s post-election violence was particularly remarkable given that it was witnessed and documented to an unprecedented degree by the country’s residents.

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Rape is Rape

Preventing Sexual Assault Requires Stronger Institutions

04/20/2015

It is estimated that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be victims of sexual assault during college. As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to an end – marked in April in the United States – I thought it was important to take a deeper look at an issue that profoundly affects those with whom I live and study each day.

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Overcoming Obstacles to Prosecuting Rape in Kenya and the DRC

02/27/2015

This past week, PHR wrapped up a three-day roundtable discussion in Nairobi, Kenya, where we brought together 45 of our colleagues from both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya to discuss successes, challenges, and new opportunities created by our innovative Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones.

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Police Officers at Minova Training

The Lasting Effects of Sexual Violence

12/04/2014

I remember my feelings of shock and helplessness after learning about traumatic fistula, which – in addition to its debilitating physical symptoms – leads victims to be shunned and isolated from their communities. Traumatic fistulas are common in conflict and post-conflict settings, and are often the result of violent rape coupled with deliberate damage.

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