Protecting people’s rights in the digital age: The case for a Universal Declaration on Digital Rights
The rapid expansion of digital technology is bringing profound disruption to our global society. The Internet and digital technology reflect “real life” and structural inequalities, such as racism and misogyny embedded in our laws, politics, and social structures, are being replicated online. Rights and freedoms are infringed, existing discriminations and biases amplified, and online violence and crime perpetrated globally. Simultaneously, online channels have created new opportunities for free expression, organizing, and countering oppression. But, international and national laws and systems have not kept pace with the technological advances and their consequences.
A panel of experts will discuss why a bold, transformative, and universally agreed feminist Declaration on Digital Rights will ensure that the rights of all people, especially the most vulnerable, are protected in the digital space. Equality Now will invite others to join efforts towards the development and adoption of this Declaration.
This webinar is part of the Ecosystems Day on the Skoll World Forum that will take place as an all-virtual event from April 6–8, 2022. We are going to face forward to advance social progress and build a better future, together with Skoll Foundation.
Moderator: Niki Kandirikirira – Global Director of Programmes – Equality Now
- Nnenna Nwakanma, Chief Web Advocate, Web Foundation
- Chenai Chair, Special Advisor on Africa Mradi Innovation at Mozilla Foundation
- Isedua Oribhabor, Business and Human Rights Lead, Access Now
- Tsitsi Matekaire, Equality Now
- Ivana Bartoletti, Author and co-founder of Women Leading in AI