Digitally Monitoring Nigeria's Elections

This weekend, PeaceGeeks has activated our Emergency Repsonse Team to assist with providing digital monitoring support towards ensuring transparency and legitimacy in these crucial Presidential and National House of Assembly elections. Nigeria's elections were originally scheduled for Feb 14, but were postponed to enable a multinational military response to Boko Haram which has terrorized northerm Nigeria and increasingly bordering communities for the last six years.  

The PeaceGeeks Team is supporting efforts by local non-profit, Connected Development with...

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RHok4Peace - Hacking for Humanity

 

    

 

PeaceGeeks is hosting its 1st hackathon of 2015 and its 2nd ever Random Hacks of Kindness to help some...

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PeaceGeeks Response to Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

On the evening of March 13, 2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam - an extremely destructive category 5 cyclone, struck Vanuatu causing serious to 22 islands across the archipelago. As of March 26, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) reported that around 15,000 homes were destroyed or damaged in the provinces of Penama, Malampa, Shefa and Tafea, 75,000 were in need of emergency shelter and 166,000 people were in need of some form of humanitarian assistance

In response to a request for support from the OCHA on March 13, PeaceGeeks and other members of the Digital...

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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...

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Reflection 20 years after the Rwandan Genocide - by Alan Martin

When I left journalism school in Montreal there were two promises I made myself: a) I would never cover town council meetings; b) stick a microphone in the face of a grieving family member and ask “What are you feeling?” and “How’s about a picture for the front page?” Both, I felt, were below me.
 

The first promise fell by the way side within three months of graduating when I found myself covering the rural satellite towns of Sudbury, at the time a struggling mining centre in Northern Ontario. For $3 a column inch I did that. It was my baptism to the darkside of the business.
 

The other earnest pledge took longer to catch up to me. Almost six years later I went to Rwanda to write a magazine piece about the pursuit of justice in a post-genocide era. Within a day of being there I had asked more people about the intimacies of their grief to last a lifetime. For if one is to write about genocide how can the privacies of both the deceased...