MINELRES: New Tactics Website Announcement - eNewsletter August 29, 2007

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THREE great features from New Tactics… Coming to you in September 

1) New Tactics NEW Community-based Website
2) Featured Tactical Discussions
3) inter-Tactica blog
New Tactics NEW Community-based Website – Open September 18

Membership will be open on 18 September. An additional New Tactics
notice will be sent to you on the launch date with all the instructions
to create your new account. Become a member and take advantage of all
the great benefits! 

This is an opportunity for you to get involved with human rights
advocates around the world! Meet and interact with activists, educators,
students, and other practitioners.  Share ideas and seek feedback, join
discussions and collaborate with colleagues using NEW interactive

By joining the New Tactics On-line Community, you will gain at least
three ways of interacting with others. These include dialogues
(community member blogs), including the inter-Tactica blog, groups
available to members of the website, and monthly featured tactical

All this and more will be available through the New Tactics in Human
Rights project at the same great location: www.newtactics.org

Read more:

RESOURCES: Featured Tactical Discussions and Blogs

Featured Tactical discussions – beginning September 26 

Each month, beginning in September, New Tactics will feature a tactical
discussion on a specific tactic and its adaptability to other contexts
and issue areas. Members will have the opportunity to dialogue with
featured resource people from the New Tactics network who have used and
implemented the tactic. 

The September tactical discussion will feature “Information is Power:
Librarianship and Human Rights.” Librarians (information
experts/workers) can serve a critical role in helping organizations to
research, document, collect, organize and store their information to be
more efficient and effective in their mission and work. But
librarianship means so much more! Watch for news about how to join the
on-line community so you can be part of this great discussion. 

Our featured on-line discussion resource practitioners for September are
Sasa Madacki and Toni Samek.

- Sasa Madacki, Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina is author of the Tactical Notebook,
Making Sense of the Information Wilderness: Library and Information
Services for the Improvement of Human Rights Work.  [

- Toni Samek, educator and scholar at the School of Library and
Information Studies, University of Alberta, Canada is author of
Librarianship and Human Rights: A 21st Century Guide through CHANDOS
(Oxford) Publishing (www.chandospublishing.com).. [

inter-Tactica blog – beginning September 27

The New Tactics project is proud to introduce inter-Tactica, a blog by
Philippe Duhamel. Philippe will be working to bring you, our activists
and readers, information, advice and tips most likely to be of practical
use to you. Philippe is the author of the tactical notebook, The Dilemma
Demonstration: Using Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to Put the Government
Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Watch your e-mail box for a special
notice to subscribe to inter-Tactica. 


IN THE NEWSROOM: Trust, Survey, Fellowship

Full details and other announcements at

UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women - Application deadline:
Varies by region

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is now accepting grant
applications for its 12th grant cycle (2007) related to one of the
following areas of

1) Implementation of existing laws, policies and plans of action to
address violence against women. 2)Reducing the twin pandemics of
HIV/AIDS and violence against women.  For more information, visit

Linking Solidarity Survey -  Deadline 3 September, 2007

Linking Solidarity, a programme of the Humanist Committee on Human
Rights (HOM), aims to support other organisations or individuals in
their work against enforced disappearances. In the work against enforced
disappearances information plays an important role. Linking Solidarity
therefore invites you to respond to a survey intended to find out about
your needs with regard to specific information on disappearances and
ways to publish this information. Your answers will provide us with
input for the development of an online resource centre and a manual on
disappearances. The manual will become a guide on how to make use of the
international legal instruments to protect persons form disappearances
(such as the new Convention). The manual is meant to assist family
members and the group of people and organisations directly assisting and
supporting family members in their search for truth and justice. Your
input will make sure the resource centre and manual respond to you
particular needs!!! It guarantees these initiatives can be of direct
benefit to your work!!!  The survey will take between 20 - 30 minutes
and can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

-  For English:
-  For Spanish:
American Councils for International Education Fellowships - Deadline: 1
October, 2007; and 15 January, 2008

With funding from the U.S. Department of State's Program for the  Study
of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former  Soviet Union
(Title VIII), the American Councils for  International Education (
http://www.americancouncils.org )  provides full support for graduate
students, faculty, and post-  doctoral scholars to conduct
policy-relevant research for three  to nine months in Belarus, Central
Asia, Russia, the South  Caucasus, Ukraine, and Moldova. Scholars in the
social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for the program.
While a wide range of topics receive support each year, all funded
research must contribute to a body  of knowledge enabling the U.S. to
better understand the region  and formulate effective policies within
it. The total value of Title VIII Research Scholar fellowships ranges 
from $5,000 to $25,000 each. Students and scholars interested in Spring
and Summer 2008  programs will need to apply by October 1, 2007;
applicants  interested in Fall and Academic Year 2008-2009 programs
must  apply by January 15, 2008.  For more information, please visit:



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treatment center that also advocates for the protection of human rights
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