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Benetech’s Top Stories of 2019

2019 was a year of many milestones for Benetech. In our work across education, poverty alleviation, and human rights, our community of users, partners, employees, and supporters have shared their perspectives on the power of software for social good. Below are our top five blogs of 2019 that highlight these impactful stories.

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How Should Human Rights Advocacy Balance the Opportunities & Risks of Artificial Intelligence?

Experts from Benetech, Intel, Arizona State University and Numina shared ways to apply technology to protect human rights.

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Expert Insights: Spotlight on Haben Girma

Haben Girma, the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, uses her personal journey and expertise to advocate for equal opportunities and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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Inclusion Works Consortium Launches Global Initiative to Enable People With Disabilities to Find Meaningful Employment

Benetech believes in a world where people with disabilities are able to make their voices heard. We are proud to be a member of the Inclusion Works program, which launched today in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda to enable people with disabilities to find meaningful employment. In a statement about the program launch, Sightsavers writes: […]

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Spotlight on Software for Social Good: The Complicated Intersection of Tech and Human Rights

Shabnam Mojtahedi is a lawyer focused on rule of law and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa region. At Benetech, she is leading efforts to apply artificial intelligence to help civil society organizations pursue justice and accountability in Syria and beyond. In this illuminating Q&A, Shabnam discusses her current work and shares her perspective on the complicated intersection of technology and human rights.

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