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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Full Tech for Democracy Podcast Series Out Now

Online harassment can discourage and silence women of participating in democratic, political and social life. In this two part Tech for Democracy podcast series, our host Maia Kalke Lorentzen - researcher, trainer and activist in the field of technology and gender equality - dives into the perspectives of women in politics in Kenya.
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Halfway through the Year of Action - second quarterly update out now!

Tech for Democracy's second quarterly update on all the various activities happening is out now. If you're in need of some good summer reads, you can excited about fresh reports and a brand new Tech for Democracy podcast on women, politics and social media.
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Tech for Democracy Artwork

An AI-powered generative installation speculating into the technological utopias and dystopias of tomorrow. Generate and download your own personal piece of digital art!
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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.