FREEDOM HOUSE - Bridging the Divide between Marginalized Communities

07 December 2016 - A Workshop on Guadalajara,Mexico


Do you or someone you love advocate for the rights of women, LGBT people, the disabled, or religious minorities? Are you interested in learning how these communities operate online-- the unique threats they face, their obstacles to access, and their advocacy strategies? Join Freedom House as we host an open panel with activists from five countries (India, Kenya, Jordan, Mexico, and Tunisia) at the intersection of these constituencies and online rights. Each activist, representing one or more of these groups, is writing a country assessment report on marginalized communities in digital and mobile spaces and will share their work, address questions. Some are relative newcomers to the internet governance space, so we invite you to both learn from them and to share your own expertise as advocates working together to address threats, obstacles and opportunities for marginalized communities online.

Name of Speaker(s)

Dhouha Ben Yousseff (DR Tunisia); Japleen Pasricha (Feminism in India); Moses Karanja (Kenya, Strathmore University); Oliver Trejo (Mexico, Heartland Alliance); Khalid Abdel-Hadi (My.Kali magazine, Jordan)