Category Topics

Documentation Solutions

This space is for the participants of the Martus Community Conversations, a series of calls (from July to October 2018) and online discussions focused on the challenges facing the human rights documentation space, especially as Martus development and maintenance is ending.

Uwazi Support

Welcome to our Uwazi support discussion forum! This is a public space for Uwazi user to get advice and tips from Uwazi developers and users. If you’re trying to figure out whether your information should be a document, an entity, or a property - you’re in the right place!

Documenting the Disappeared

We hosted this community discussion on Documenting the Disappeared from 27 November to 8 December 2017. The organised discussion is over, but you are still encouraged to add your questions, advice, and perspective to this forum!

Machine Learning

Machine learning has great potential to support the work of human rights organisations. When working with large collections of documents, machine learning can reduce the tedious manual extraction of information, offer new ways to explore documents by identifying patterns that are impossible to detect for a human reader, and automate tasks by learning from examples. Please join us to discuss the opportunities and challenges of applying machine learning to human rights work.

Managing Contacts

From mobilizing supporters, to organizing interviews, to fundraising, to persuading decision-makers, relationships are at the heart of human rights work. This is why it’s so important to have a system to document and manage these relationships. There are many Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems out there to help manage this information, but human rights groups often require additional attention to security, sustainability, and other custom features. So what CRM systems are human rights groups using today? What’s working well, and what are the challenges?

Digitising Documents

This is a space to discuss important considerations, common pitfalls, scanner and software recommendations, and other advice related to digitising documents. Whether you are a seasoned digitisation expert or someone just starting out, join this discussion to share your experience and learn from others!

Holistic Security

Digital or physical security cannot be addressed in isolation, nor can or well-being – yet these concepts and practices often remain separated from each other. Holistic security is an attempt to integrate these concepts and highlight their inter-relatedness so that we can approach these processes in a more connected and meaningful way. But what does holistic security look like in practice? How can an organisation get started? What are some of the common challenges that organisations face in applying these concepts to their work?


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Site Feedback

Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.

Small Talk

This is the place to chat about things that aren't necessarily related to information management and human rights documentation. Tell us about yourself, and welcome others to the community!