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The past 30 days in technology for development

SwitchPoint 2019 to Tackle Global Health Impacts of Misinformation, Immersive Tech, African Innovation, and More

April 15, 2019

Chapel Hill, NC

Humanitarian experts and innovators from around the world will gather April 25 and 26 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, for IntraHealth International’s annual

Assange and Bini's arrests, a serious threat to freedom of expression worldwide

"The forced removal of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and the sudden termination of his political asylum should be seen as a violation of human rights, an attack on freedom of expression and an attempt to undermine inte

Consolidating a rights-based approach to internet access and governance in Africa

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Secretariat and several members of the African Declaration Coalition met in Entebbe, Uganda to brainstorm on the building blocks of a 36-month strategic plan for cultivating an environm

In Tanzania, Local Champions Are Key to Preventing HIV in Adults

By Mary Goodluck Mndeme ,
Communications officer, IntraHealth International
April 11, 2019
They're the bridge between their neighbors and the information and services that could help end the country's epidemic.

Gender and privacy: Interview with Eva Blum-Dumontet, Privacy International

Privacy allows women and members of marginalised communities to create safe spaces of expression and makes available tools that challenge norms that restrict equality, access and control.

President ousted after brutal repression of protests in Sudan, both offline and online

Users of the three major telecom companies in Sudan stated that they were not able to access Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp except through a virtual private network.

When Time Is Critical: How Involving Frontline Health Workers Can Improve Stroke Survival Rates

By Carmen Graffagnino,
Neurologist, Duke Hospital ; Nilima Mehta ,
Philanthropy program manager, Medtronic Foundation ; Anne Katharine Wales,
Senior philanthropy portfolio lead, Medtronic Foundation
April 09, 2019

The Journey of Arti Sah, a Midwife in Nepal

By CARE International; GSK
April 08, 2019
“There is nothing bigger than the happiness I feel when a healthy mother leaves with a healthy baby.”

Rudi International: The Universal Periodic Review is taking place and there is a pressing need for recommendations on digital rights for the DRC

During its first and second Universal Periodic Review cycles, 395 recommendations were made to the DRC. The government supported more than 80% of the recommendations made, but none of these recommendations touched on human rights online.

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Newborn Plans: Nurse Leader in Ghana Encourages First-Time Teen Moms to Take Charge of Their Lives

By Maryalice Yakutchik
April 05, 2019
Julia is one of countless health workers who go beyond their traditional roles to help clients when, where, and how they need it the most.

Collective digital security strategies for environmental human rights defenders: Conversation at the Internet Freedom Festival

Among human rights defenders (HRDs), those working on land, indigenous peoples’ and environmental rights are the most targeted group.
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