VDC SYRIA

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Violations Documentation Center collects data on the imprisonment, torture, missing and deaths of civilians, rebels, and regime forces in Syria. 

VDC had the biggest dataset of any HRO attending the workshop. Their entire database contains more than 150,000 entries. The data VDC wanted to focus on was the “martyrs” which contains data on more than 128,000 civilians (adults and children) and rebels who have died in the war. This data included their full names, gender, age, location, date of death, method of death, and could also include multimedia such as photos, videos, articles and more.

By the end of the workshop the VDC team had produced an interactive and video data visualisation prototype and a solid proof of concept which was uploaded to Github.