This post was written by Anita Gohdes, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Since 2009, she has been a consultant for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG). Find her on Twitter @ARGohdes. Measuring human rights is hard. In many cases, perpetrators have an incentive […]
If information is in any way meaningful for the work you do, and if you plug anything into a power source, you are probably working with data. Anyone producing, managing or sharing data that reflects on individuals has a responsibility to respect the rights and dignity of people reflected in that data, and avoid doing harm. These resources will introduce you to the need for a more responsible approach to using data in advocacy, and will give you tools to be a champion for this approach within your organization.
As the year draws to an end, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the Responsible Data community, and to take a closer look at all the amazing things that its members have accomplished together this year. Thanks to the Responsible Data community, 2016 has been the year of stimulating dialogue, practical challenges in […]
Data – or facts, statistics, and information – is everywhere in the work of the funder community, from grant proposals and reports to evaluations and communications. This data has huge potential to positively impact the work of donors and grantees, as well as the broader human rights community. However, for every potential benefit there are […]
This is a working resource intends to provide assistance to identify risks throughout the responsible data project life cycle. It aims to support human rights documentation practitioners in particular.
This is a working resource designed to assist those working in low tech environments on how to consider integrating new technology into their work.
Nine structured stories on the unforeseen challenges and (sometimes) negative consequences of using technology and data in advocacy.
A living collection of articles and links about data visualisation – for the RDF event on Data Vis. To add resources to this list please tweet at #RDFviz! Interesting articles and debates The Style Guide Collection – PolicyViz A collection of guides from different organizations primarily aimed at showing people in these organizations how […]
Through the various Responsible Data Forum events over the past year, we’ve heard many anecdotes of responsible data challenges faced by people or organizations. These include potentially harmful data management practices, situations where people have experienced gut feelings that there is potential for harm, or workarounds that people have created to avoid those situations.
In March, the Responsible Data Forum and Oxfam GB coordinated a closed roundtable for organizations developing and implementing organizational responsible data policies. The group was carefully chosen to include people who have been advocating and leading thought on responsible data issues within their organizations. Participants primarily represented large multinational organizations working in the development, humanitarian and human rights fields, as […]
Eileen Donahoe of Human Rights Watch on the UN Human Rights Council’s 26 March adoption of a resolution to appoint a special rapporteur (an independent expert) on the right to privacy – and why it’s important: For human rights defenders, [questions of privacy] are urgent because defenders often delve into problems or raise issues that governments would […]