Join us to make tech work for democracy and human rights

Purpose

Tech for Democracy is a Danish-led initiative that brings together representatives from governments, multilateral organisations, tech industry and civil society to make technology work for democracy and human rights, not against them.

More than ever, technology is changing the world, transforming how we communicate, inform ourselves and make decisions.

Digital solutions can promote human rights, bring people closer to the decisions that influence their lives and make democratic institutions stronger and more responsive. Yet online, expectations and aspirations for democracy have not fully been met. Digital technologies pose a severe threat to democracies globally and our democratic practices. This calls for joint action.

On 18 November 2021, Denmark held a conference in UN City Copenhagen hosted by Jeppe Kofod, the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Flemming Møller Mortensen, Minister for Development Cooperation to kick-start a multistakeholder dialogue on the challenges in the intersection between tech, democracy and human rights. The conference marks the launch of a year of action during which Denmark is determined to make ideas, intentions and visions translate into concrete actions and solutions.

Explore this website to learn more about what is happening in the Tech for Democracy space, and ways to join the efforts to make tech work for democracy and human rights.

 

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Joint Statement Through the Global Partnership on World Press Freedom Day

On World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2022, the Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Harassment and Abuse Online released a joint statement calling for attention to the pressing need for enhanced safety of women journalists and media workers around the world - online and offline.
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Acces Now: The internet was deliberately shut down at least 182 times in 2021

Access Now released on 28 April 2022 a new report on the status of internet shutdowns in 2021.
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What did we learn from Tech for Democracy 2021?

Learn more about the key take-aways from the Tech for Democracy conference on 18 November 2021. What were the main trends, challenges and opportunities discussed during the sessions? What is the way forward, and what must we prioritize in our efforts to make technology for democracy and human rights?
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The Royal Danish Embassy in Accra facilitates a local dialogue on Tech & Democracy

Danish embassies and diplomatic representations around the world are engaging with local stakeholders within governments, academia, the private sector and civil society on local issues related to technology, democracy and human rights. Read more about how Tech for Democracy was brought into a Ghanaian context at the "Tech for Democracy in Ghana" event.