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Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group Releases Statistical Report for the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Results of Analysis Identifies Perpetrators Most Responsible For Violence During Liberia’s 24 Years of Conflict Former Liberian President Charles Taylor — already on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in Sierra Leone’s civil war &mdash also led the Liberian rebel group responsible for the largest number of reported violations during […]

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New Statistical Analysis Contradicts Indian Government Accounts of Human Rights Violations During the Punjab Counterinsurgency

As Indians gather for Republic Day celebrations this week to mark the adoption of the Indian constitution, new analysis reveals the human cost of suspending constitutional rights in India. The Benetech® Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) and Ensaaf released a report today presenting verifiable quantitative findings on mass disappearances and extrajudicial executions in the […]

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Landmine Detector Project Lessons Learned

Confronting failure is tough. There’s a tendency to bury failure and hide it. In the for-profit sector, failure tends to be pretty obvious. You know how well an investment firm is doing because they have to publish their numbers. A tech company that bombs is quickly recognized as such. The social sector is well known […]

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Benetech Receives Funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Outreach and Training Program to Strengthen Human Rights Monitoring in Africa Benetech®, the leading Silicon Valley technology development nonprofit, announced today that it has received a $450,000 grant from the United States Department of State to support the Martus™ Project, an innovative open source technology tool and support network that assists grassroots NGO workers worldwide to […]

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