On 22 September, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Microsoft, and Access Now hosts the live streamed event Tech for Democracy – Problems, Progress and the Copenhagen Pledge alongside the 77th UN General Assembly in New York. The event will bring together senior leaders from across geographies and stakeholder groups based on their support for the Copenhagen Pledge on Tech for Democracy, launched by the Danish government last year.
It’s an exciting time for the Tech for Democracy initiative. A lot has happened in the last few months, and – truth be told - we just couldn't wait for our next quarterly update to share what we have been working on. And so, we invite you to come along for a quick catch-up, where we’ll be sharing what’s new - and what’s next.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
What has happened since the Tech for Democracy conference on 18 November 2021? In April, we sent our the first quarterly update on the different activities that takes places in the Tech for Democracy space. Keep reading to learn more, and sign up to receive the next update in June.