Human Rights Defenders, including activists working on gender and sexual rights, are increasingly experiencing technology-related human rights violations, including invasions of privacy, censorship, threats and incitement to violence and hatred. In order to identify and respond to violations of human rights online, and advocate for internet rights issues, they need greater understanding of how internet policies intersect with human rights standards and mechanisms. As a response to this challenge, APC-IMPACT is carrying out a series of capacity building activities.
IRTX- Jakarta is the first major capacity building activity in this three year project. It will be an interactive training exchange, building on the knowledge and experience of participants and deepening it in a collective process. The event will be built on interactive exercises and group work, such as context and stakeholder analysis, issue mapping, and collaborative strategy development.
This training exchange is part of the APC project “Networking for freedom online and offline: protecting freedom of, expression, association and information on the internet in India, Malaysia and Pakistan” funded by the European Union’s programme “Enhancing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms where they are most at risk and supporting Human Rights Defenders”. Additional funding is provided by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).