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Plan

Tapping networks: moto-taxis, SMS and violence reporting in Benin

As part of their efforts to reduce violence against children, Plan Benin is rallying motorcycle-taxi drivers to use SMS to report violence against children that they witness in the streets.
Florence Cisse, Plan West Africa’s regional communications officer, says:

55th CSW: women, girls, education and technology

The 55th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) happens in New York City Feb 21-25, 2011. For me, the most exciting thing about the event is that several girls from some of the countries where we are working (Canada, US, Finland, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Indonesia) will be participating and speaking.

Youth and participatory governance in Africa – call for submissions

There’s a new Youth and Participatory Governance initiative that I’m going to be supporting from the social media and ICT side, and I’m really excited about.
My colleague Jess in our UK Office gives an overview:

Tracking violence against children in Benin video

Our Tracking Violence Against Children in Benin project won first prize for Most Innovative Use of Technology or Social Media in Plan’s internal Global Awards contest. The competition was fierce and we were up against some really great projects.
Here’s a nice video overview of the project and where we hope to take the initiative as we go forward.

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