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Digital Health and Rights - Future of Human Rights in the Digital Age

Digital Health and Rights

Future of Human Rights in the Digital Age

The Digital Health and Rights Project consortium brings together international social scientists, human rights lawyers, health advocates, and networks of people living with HIV, to conduct research and advocate for rights-based digital governance in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, and globally. We use a transnational participatory action research approach, centring the voices and leadership of diverse young adults to define the future of human rights in the digital age.

For many young people, the rise of mobile phone technology is empowering: social media grants anonymous access to sexual and reproductive health information and online community. Our research has found innovative social media health champions who share reliable information and create safe space for thousands of young people. But not everyone has online access to online spaces, and diverse people face threats to privacy, security and autonomy online. At national and global levels, governments struggle to keep pace with the growth of new technologies and online platforms. In this webinar, the Digital Health and Rights Project shares findings from our first transnational participatory action research studies in Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Vietnam.

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