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Four tips to help boost brand advocacy on social media

Four tips to help boost brand advocacy on social media | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Once of the choice sound bites from a recent marketing conference stated that the emergence of social media “has made customer service a spectator sport.”

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The Danger of Human Rights Proliferation

The Danger of Human Rights Proliferation | humanitarian | Scoop.it
If human rights were a currency, its value would be in free fall, thanks to a gross inflation in the number of treaties and laws adopted by international institutions in recent years. The beneficiaries of this process?
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DR Congo: M23 Rebels Kill, Rape Civilians | Human Rights Watch

DR Congo: M23 Rebels Kill, Rape Civilians | Human Rights Watch | humanitarian | Scoop.it
(Goma) – M23 rebels have summarily executed at least 44 people and raped at least 61 women and girls since March 2013 in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Local residents and rebel deserters reported recent ...
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Mali: Complex Emergency Situation Report no. 37 (as of 19 July ...

Mali: Complex Emergency Situation Report no. 37 (as of 19 July ... | humanitarian | Scoop.it
In the Bourem health district the GAM rate is 17 percent, which exceeds the emergency threshold of 15 percent. Significant spontaneous return movements of internally displaced persons and refugees have been reported by ...
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Oman: Drop Charges Against Activist | Human Rights Watch

Oman: Drop Charges Against Activist | Human Rights Watch | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Omani authorities should immediately drop charges against the human rights activist and blogger Saeed Jaddad for “undermining the status and prestige of the state.” They should also stop harassing him, which he says has ...
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Tunisia: Strengthen New Constitution's Rights Protection | Human ...

Tunisia: Strengthen New Constitution's Rights Protection | Human ... | humanitarian | Scoop.it
(Tunis)– It is critically important to bring Tunisia's new constitution in line with international human rights standards and Tunisia's obligations under international law, four human rights organizations said today.
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Syria's exodus: a refugee crisis for the world

Syria's exodus: a refugee crisis for the world | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Western countries may be asked to accept refugees as aid officials say population flight is becoming permanent (Syria 'more than a humanitarian crisis, more than a regional crisis, it is becoming real threat to global peace'
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Egypt: Epidemic of Sexual Violence | Human Rights Watch

Egypt: Epidemic of Sexual Violence | Human Rights Watch | humanitarian | Scoop.it
(New York) – Egyptian officials and political leaders across the spectrum should condemn and take immediate steps to address the horrific levels of sexual violence against women in Tahrir Square.
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Going for the nuclear option

Going for the nuclear option | humanitarian | Scoop.it
IN A statement read out on South Sudanese television on July 23rd, President Salva Kiir (pictured), a former guerrilla commander with a penchant for cowboy hats,...
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Is Startup Success Gender-Neutral? - Forbes

Is Startup Success Gender-Neutral? - Forbes | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Is Startup Success Gender-Neutral?
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Is there a specific set of traits that boost a person's odds of being a successful start-up CEO? If so, do start-up capital providers seek out people with those traits regardless of gender?
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Addressing the Crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State | The White House

Addressing the Crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State | The White House | humanitarian | Scoop.it
The White House hosts NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the situation and confer on how the United States – in concert with partners and allies around the world – can help end the violence and support South Sudan’s continued democratic development.
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Add Emergency Contact Information to Your Phone's Lock Screen

Add Emergency Contact Information to Your Phone's Lock Screen | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Turn your phone's lock screen into a potentially life-saving tool by adding important In Case of Emergency (ICE) info to it. (Just in case!
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Experts and Human Rights Groups Support Comprehensive Solution in Sudan - AllAfrica.com

Experts and Human Rights Groups Support Comprehensive Solution in Sudan - AllAfrica.com | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Experts and Human Rights Groups Support Comprehensive Solution in Sudan AllAfrica.com In addition, the letter highlights the international community's recommended solution to Sudan's fundamental problem - democratic transformation and "creating a...

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wish Peace and security in sudan!!
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Bridging the Gender Gap - By Melinda Gates

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Carla Gentry CSPO's curator insight, July 23, 2013 1:12 PM
 Bridging the Gender GapHow big data can improve the lives of a billion women and girls.BY MELINDA GATES | JULY 17, 2013

In the field of development, there are too many reports to count, but last month's U.N. report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda stands out because it contains a big idea that could change the future for billions of people. It says that investments in the world's poorest people won't generate the biggest possible return until we learn how to make sure women and girls benefit from them equally.

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Investing in women and girls should justify itself. They make up half the population (and the majority of the poor), yet they've been neglected by the development community. Moreover, advocates and experts have known for years that when women and girls have the power to make basic household decisions, they prioritize education, food, and health care -- the stuff of broad-based economic and social development. In short, when we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everybody else.

Unfortunately, this fact hasn't always influenced the official development agenda. Take the example of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which have served as a charter for the development field since the U.N. adopted them in 2000.

The MDGs have been a big success because they narrow down a potentially endless list of priorities to eight discreet goals. My husband calls the MDGs the "world's report card." Since leaders know they're being "graded" on specific goals and targets (such as the child mortality rate), they use their resources more strategically. That's why the world has made impressive progress on many of the goals, starting with the first one (cutting global poverty in half), which was achieved five years early.

The negative corollary to the success of the MDGs is that the priorities not enshrined in the world's report card tend to get less attention. In some ways, that's what happened to women and girls. One of the current goals is specifically devoted to gender equity, but it includes only one target: to eliminate gender disparities in education. That's an important work in progress, but it's just one among many gender-related issues that matter in development.

Which brings us back to the U.N. panel's recommendations for what should replace the MDGs when they lapse in 2015. The proposed gender equity goal for post-2015 is much stronger than its predecessor. It includes targets for limiting gender-based violence and child marriage and for promoting property rights for women. It's tricky to strike the right balance between the concrete specificity needed to make the goals actionable and the complex reality of women's lives. (Indeed, this is a defining challenge across the development field.) The list of proposed targets in the report is a promising start.

However, the real breakthrough is the panel's recommendation that data on every single goal and target be broken out by gender (and also by other key categories like income or where people live). Disaggregating the data will tell us whether the progress we're making applies to women and men equally (or to slum dwellers and rural villagers equally, for example). This has not always been the case, and our inability to disaggregate this data leads to solutions biased toward men.

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Vietnam: President's Visit to Washington Puts Rights in Spotlight ...

Vietnam: President's Visit to Washington Puts Rights in Spotlight ... | humanitarian | Scoop.it
(Washington, DC) – Vietnam's intensifying crackdown on free expression should be a top agenda item during Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang's summit with President Barack Obama this week, Human Rights Watch said ...
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Human Rights Groups: Donor Countries Fuel Abuse in Ethiopia - Voice of America

Human Rights Groups: Donor Countries Fuel Abuse in Ethiopia - Voice of America | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Human Rights Groups: Donor Countries Fuel Abuse in Ethiopia
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LONDON — Two new reports published this month say sustainable development in Ethiopia is impossible without a specific focus on human rights.
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Student Honored for Disability Advocacy at White House - Georgetown University The Hoya

Student Honored for Disability Advocacy at White House - Georgetown University The Hoya | humanitarian | Scoop.it
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The National Council on Disability nominated Brown, who is autistic, as a champion of change for her work developing the Autism Education Project.
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How gamification can unlock your brand advocacy potential ...

How gamification can unlock your brand advocacy potential ... | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Every marketer dreams of customers who visit their company's website and tell all their friends to do the same. Is this an impossible dream? Or can you mak.
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Palestine (Gaza): Complex emergency DREF final report ...

Palestine (Gaza): Complex emergency DREF final report ... | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Summary: CHF 492,243 was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 17 November, 2012 to support the national society in delivering assistance to some 29,000 beneficiaries. The Palestine Red ...
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Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, 26 July | Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, 26 July | Human Rights Watch | humanitarian | Scoop.it
In today's Brief: Over 100,000 dead in Syria's war; Egypt on edge; opposition politician shot dead in Tunisia; closing Gitmo gets a hearing; deadly police assault in Burundi; Cambodia's problematic election; and forced HIV tests in Greece.
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Teaching Respect for All | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Teaching Respect for All | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Schools must teach #respect4all & tolerance toward differences we may not necessarily understand http://t.co/YUDsVGNdMD
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Obama has 'candid' human rights talk with Vietnam leader - USA TODAY

Obama has 'candid' human rights talk with Vietnam leader - USA TODAY | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Obama has 'candid' human rights talk with Vietnam leader USA TODAY WASHINGTON -- President Obama said Thursday that he and his counterpart from Vietnam are committed to completing a regional trade agreement by the end of the year, but "differences"...
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Egypt harassing Syrian refugees: Human Rights Watch

Egypt harassing Syrian refugees: Human Rights Watch | humanitarian | Scoop.it
Human Rights Watch said the new Egyptian government is detaining and threatening to deport Syrian refugees.
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