The Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) started as an organ for coordinating the activities of women organizations and groups in Liberia in 1998, in between the two civil wars that ravaged the country from 1989 - 2003. They now serve as an umbrella organization for over 105 local women’s rights organizations. The vision of WONGOSOL is to achieve a just and fair Liberian society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision-making processes at all levels. They work to build the capacity of women’s organizations and other stakeholders to improve their...
|PeaceGeeks & Appnovation Announce Partnership||
PeaceGeeks is very excited to announce a new partnership with Vancouver technology company Appnovation, who is helping PeaceGeeks with our new website (to launch in September) and on the development of a new theme for the Amani platform. To find out more about Appnovation and this partnership, visit http://www.appnovation.com/corporate-citizenship(read more)
|Tips for Staying Safe Online - By Tiago Palma||
In the current age of technology and globalization, those who dedicate their lives to promote human rights, international development, and social justice have increasingly become more dependent on digital communications, social media, and the overall world wide web to perform their tasks efficiently. While the “open-nature” of the internet has allowed for the free-flow of information to help everyone with their work, it has also left many vulnerable to malicious intrusions from hackers from all over the world. And given the outburst of hacks seen in recent years, most rethink...(read more)
|Esri Canada highlights how GIS technologies are being used by groups like PeaceGeeks to aid in...||
Digital Emergency Response
There's a growing trend of digital volunteerism emerging to react during times of crisis. When disaster strikes, emergency responders and aid organizations on the ground can be left without the information, or even the infrastructure, needed to effectively respond to the disaster. Digital volunteers, however, have the information, technologies and technical skills to assess the status of an emergency remotely.
Digital responders are tasked with the acquisition, verification, summarization and geolocation of data including: the...(read more)
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