From online videos of rights violations, to satellite images of environmental degradation, to eyewitness accounts disseminated on social media, we have access to more relevant data today than ever before.
When used responsibly, this data can help human rights professionals in the courtroom, when working with governments and journalists, and in documenting historical record.
Acquiring, disseminating and storing digital data is also becoming increasingly affordable. As costs continue to decrease and new platforms are developed, opportunities for harnessing these data sources for human rights work increase.
But integrating data collection and management into the day to day work of human rights research and documentation can be challenging, even overwhelming, for individuals and organisations.
DatNav is designed to help you navigate and integrate digital data into your human rights work.