Features We Should Add to GHRD

We consider GHRD a work in progress that will be developed organically with extensive input from our users.  Please use this blog to suggest and discuss possible features we should add.  Here, the sky is the limit.  What would improve your social media experiences?  How else would you like to connect with other human rights folks?  What information would you like to share?

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  • leonard hammer

    leonard hammer

    February 03, 2016 at 21:07 | #

    Just wondering where the video links and potential people who can link in or want to donate their time will be? That is, I know GHRD yet do not see any links to people for classroom/information use...am I missing something here?

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  • Eve Beauchemin

    Eve Beauchemin

    April 20, 2016 at 15:05 | #

    Due to its heavy reliance on the use of various digital platforms, transmedia storytelling is a perfect fit for Global Human Rights Direct (GHRD). GHRD could act as one of the many types of media used to present marginalized voices. Activists could bring technology with them to limited digital access areas and have a room full of community members interact with a room full of students, scholars, other marginalized communities, etc. Both communities and individuals from a community could have pages on GHRD which showcase the relevant issues they face and how they are working on them, with links to their own blogs, websites, social media pages, etc. Communities could learn from each other’s social movement practices, and the successes and failures they had, in order to understand the best ways to create effective change. The possibilities for collaboration and interaction are virtually limitless.

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  • Maria  S Smith

    Maria S Smith

    May 07, 2016 at 02:18 | #

    I think it would be interesting to include research projects you or others at different universities are working on for students interested in academic research to join. Sort of like a Global Human Rights Direct research Lab for various topics. I would enjoy being a research assistant on such issues and learning research methods when studying such a sensitive topic. Such a lab could even incorporate an engagement component where students are able to travel to various parts of the world to assist in research. Students could learn valuable research skills with such an opportunity. You could even turn each topic area into an opportunity for an internship where students could be linked with various outreach groups for real life experience. In addition to this, I would suggest creating a few social media pages to get more attention, bringing more people to the GHRD webpage.

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  • Brooke Jundt

    Brooke Jundt

    May 08, 2016 at 05:29 | #

    I think because some of these topics are sensitive to talk about and personal stories are highlighted from a social media standpoint I think it would be really cool and appealing to have the main page be of more eye grabbing photos and definitely more colorful to peak peoples' interest and interest on topics to read things on the website.

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  • Ali Angelo

    Ali Angelo

    May 09, 2016 at 00:40 | #

    I think a good addition would be to have a "Suggested People" or "Suggested Groups" based on the friends that you have and the issues that you have already shown interest in. Assuming the site gets bigger and more populous, this would allow for more connections to be made that would perhaps not be found otherwise.

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  • Lindsey S Ganzman

    Lindsey S Ganzman

    May 09, 2016 at 04:30 | #

    I think it would be useful to add a section under the resource page with different references of agencies and NGO's and other individuals and academics in the field. This would provide more external resources and sources to the web page. I also think that under videos and webinars, there should be a place to leave a comment to allow users and viewers to share opinions and experiences as well.

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