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July 13, 2017

The Inherent Danger of Hate Speech Legislation - A Case Study from Rwanda and Kenya on the Failure of a Preventative Measure

“FoE (Freedom of Expression) is one of the most fundamental human rights. Nevertheless, a fierce debate exists on the necessity to restrict some types of speech.”

June 26, 2017

Guidelines for the Development of a Social Media Code of Conduct for Elections

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) observes that electoral management bodies (EMBs) have noted stakeholders' increasing reliance on social media...

May 31, 2017

Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit

This toolkit offers an introduction to the Listening and Learning (L&L) methodology - a youth-led research methodology which is based on conversations to capture individual perspectives and...

May 31, 2017

Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit

This toolkit offers an introduction to the Listening and Learning (L&L) methodology - a youth-led research methodology which is based on conversations to capture individual perspectives and...

May 30, 2017

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs

"Becoming familiar with the dynamics of privilege and oppression between religious groups in the community or country where a program takes place allows peacebuilders to be sensitive toward...

May 24, 2017

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive

"In many countries throughout the developing world, women’s associations can be influential advocacy and education organizations that represent the voices of mothers to government and legislative...

May 24, 2017

Una Hakika Project

Una Hakika (which means “Are you sure?” in Swahili) is a mobile phone-based information service which helps to address false rumours contributing to intercommunal conflict in Kenya. Una Hakika began...

May 23, 2017

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria - A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions

“Corruption tends to foster more corruption, perpetuating and entrenching social injustice in daily life. Such an environment weakens societal values of fairness, honesty, integrity and common...

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May 8, 2017

Commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the...

May 2, 2017

This guide offers insights and guiding principles for peacebuilders and on-the-ground practitioners who are seeking to prevent or address violent...

April 19, 2017

This BBC Media Action Data Portal is designed as a resource centre for the organisation's reports and data from across Africa, Asia and...

March 22, 2017

This toolkit is designed to inform the media about the importance of civic space, and how the media can play a more effective role in protecting...

March 22, 2017

“Private charities, a new generation of which have recently emanated from Silicon Valley enterprises, are increasingly directing their funding...

March 14, 2017

“Child rights advocates are optimistic of its transformative role in enhancing the voice of young people and instituting an empowering...

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