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Types & Early Warning Signs of Gender Violence

Gender violence, which often reinforces structural inequities, comes in many forms, including sexual harassment and violence, human trafficking and slavery, and toxic relationships. Also known as gender-based violence (GBV), this global systemic issue transcends race, socioeconomic status, assigned gender, among other factors.

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Boosting BERT Performances With Low Resources

Introduction

At Citibeats, we often attempt to build new classifiers to gain insights from social media posts and provide the best context we can to our users around citizens' needs. For instance, we developed some tools to extract information from those posts: a request detector, gratitude detector, concern detector, human/bot or male/female detectors.

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Infodemic: Combatting COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

In a remarkable human achievement, it took about nine months after the global pandemic was declared for scientists to develop and administer the first coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to the general public. And ever since that first jab was given to a 90-year-old grandmother in the U.K., 10 billion doses have been administered, saving countless lives in the process.

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Discerning Citizen Vaccine Knowledge

The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that vaccinations prevent 2 to 3 million deaths per year. But despite their critical role in averting and controlling infectious disease outbreaks, misinformation, confusion, and apprehension dissuade some individuals from getting vaccines. Recognizing public knowledge about vaccines can empower organizations and governments to respond to their questions, counteract misconceptions, and address complaints. 

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Defining Strategies to Achieve U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations (U.N.) introduced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was built around a framework of 17 interconnected objectives known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This blueprint sets a path toward a more equitable and sustainable world. However, achieving these goals by 2030 requires aggressive strategic planning built on a foundation of intelligent insight. 

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