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Documenting Violations: Choosing the Right Approach

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This important online dialogue featured Documenting Violations: Choosing the Right Approach from January 27 to February 2, 2010.  This dialogue featured practitioners that have developed database systems to document human rights violations, organizations on the ground documenting violations, and those that are training practitioners on how to choose the right approach and system for their documentation.  We looked at options for ways to collect, store and share your human rights data safely and effectively.

Election Monitoring

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Election monitoring is a powerful tool in promoting democracy, political rights and good governance. Participants in this dialogue discussed the principles behind this tactic, the risks and challenges involved, and the techniques being used by practitioners to overcome these challenges. 

Human Rights in Higher Education: Incorporating practical experience

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Human rights education has the ability to raise awareness to global and local issues, and can encourage greater understanding of human conditions. It also has the ability to empower and inspire students, and teach them about human rights in relation to their own experiences.<--break-> In this dialogue, participants shared their practical experiences in integrating human rights education into higher education curriculums.

Using Theatre for Human Rights Education and Action

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This online dialogue highlighted how theater is being used to promote, educate, motivate and move people to action regarding human rights, development and issues "screaming for" change. Practitioners shared stories of how theater is used as a powerful tool in human rights work, and theatre exercises and tools that have been useful for groups and communities looking for ways to utilize theater in their work. 


Why theatre?

2008 Year-End Review

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In recognition of the One-year Anniversary of the New Tactics interactive website, we hosted a “year-end review.”

We wanted to provide this opportunity to generate feedback from you, our New Tactics community members, about what New Tactics resources and tools have worked well for you. We have opened the “year-end review” with some general theme areas. This is a summary of the ideas and experiences shared in this dialogue.

Video Advocacy

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Video can be a tool for mobilizing people to take action, empowering victims of human rights violations, and promoting reconciliation in affected communities. There are, however, a number of questions that remain as to the effectiveness of video, how it can be made more accessible to different audiences, and how to empower different communities and organizations to use it. The dialogue “video advocacy” explored how video can be used in human rights campaigns for educational outreach and documentation.

Truth and Reconciliation Processes: Aiding community healing through addressing impunity

Truth and Reconciliation processes have and are being implemented to aid community healing. This dialogue seeks to share experiences transitional justice processes known as Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, instituted with the aim of exploring the truth hidden behind pasts characterized by gross abuses of human rights.

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