Data Mapping

Handheld Human Rights

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Aug 24, 2009
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Organization that developed the Tool: 
Main Contact: 
Emily Jacobi
Problem or Need: 

This application is designed to address all steps of the process of documenting human rights violations. It first makes on-the-ground recording and documentation of violations easier to share, thanks to mobile technology. It then speeds up the collection, aggregation and databasing of that data. Finally, it makes that data usable for advocacy and awareness actions.

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Brief Description: 

Handheld Human Rights provides a secure hub for groups around Burma’s borders documenting human rights abuses. By allowing users to submit data directly from their mobiles, Burmese refugees in community organizations will be able to turn data on abuses into action. Once abuses and alerts are channeled through the hub and mapped, this information can be used to raise international awareness and support advocacy campaigns.

Tool Category: 
App resides and runs on a mobile phone
Key Features : 

-Enables mass broadcasting of SMS messages -Enables sending and databasing of SMS data forms -Mapping of data via SMS or internet

Main Services: 
Voting, Data Collection, Surveys, and Polling
Tool Maturity: 
Under development/pre-launch
Current Version: 
Program/Code Language: 
Number of Current End Users: 
None/not deployed yet
Number of current beneficiaries: 
Under 100
Handsets/devices supported: 
Will work with any SMS-capable device.
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