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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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How the Benetech Human Rights Program Helps Advance LGBTI Rights in Southern Africa

The Benetech Human Rights team has recently returned from Johannesburg, where we convened multiple Southern African partner organizations in the LGBTI community whom we have been supporting in establishing human rights documentation initiatives. We were very excited to organize this event, as it is the culmination of a four-year, collective effort to build a culture of systematic, evidence-based documentation of human rights violations against LGBTI individuals in Southern Africa.

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Promoting Human Rights Online: Benetech Hosts the 2015 Internet Freedom Fellows

The Benetech Human Rights team is always seeking new opportunities to connect with grassroots human rights activists and share experiences and lessons learned to help strengthen and defend freedom of expression around the world. We were therefore delighted to host the 2015 cohort of The Internet Freedom Fellows program at our Palo Alto offices earlier this month.

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What’s Next for the Benetech Human Rights Program?

By Enrique Piraces, Vice President, Human Rights Program I write to let you know that after much thought and consideration, I’m leaving my position as the vice president of the Benetech Human Rights Program. I’m excited for the next chapter in my career and eager to see the work that the Human Rights team will […]

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Announcing Martus Desktop 5.1: Improved UI and Data Visualization Help Human Rights Actors

The Benetech Human Rights team is happy to announce the release of version 5.1 of Martus , our secure, free, open source information management and data collection tool for human rights defenders, activists, journalists, researchers, and civil society practitioners. In this version of the Martus desktop app, we have implemented significant user interface and user experience improvements, along with highly requested features. With these updates, Martus users can now more easily organize, find, and report on the information they collect to advance their goals.

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