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Benetech Hosts Silicon Valley Roundtable on Human Rights for Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Tom Malinowski visited Silicon Valley recently to meet with corporate, civil society, and academic leaders for discussions on the current and future challenges related to human rights online and what the United States government can continue doing to promote and protect these rights. Benetech CEO, […]

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Benetech Collaborates with Amnesty International and the Engine Room to Advance Human Rights Documentation Using Emerging Technology

Benetech, a Silicon Valley nonprofit company that provides technology to address pressing social needs, is excited to announce its participation in a human rights project in collaboration with Amnesty International and the engine room’s Responsible Data Program. The project will evaluate how emerging technologies and data flows are affecting the documentation of human rights. The […]

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Benetech and Yahoo for Good Discuss Technology’s Role in the Refugee Crisis

From registration with biometric verification to mobile communications and to smart device medicine delivery, the Syrian aid effort exemplifies technology’s potential to transform the humanitarian process. Creating technology solutions that benefit refugees was also the topic of a recent “Hack Lunch” at Yahoo, in which I had the opportunity to represent Benetech and speak to a group of engineers and technologists about social impact technology.

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New Report Sheds Light on Violations against LGBTI Persons in Uganda

The Benetech Human Rights Program celebrates the success of the Uganda Consortium of our partner organizations in producing a new, high-quality report on persecution and discrimination against Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) community. Released on July 23 in Kampala, the 2015 Report on Violations Based on Sex Determination, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation […]

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