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Friday, June 14 • 10:30am - 11:45am
More Than Words Can Say: Localization as a human rights issue

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This session will review different types of human rights manuals, digital security training manuals and immigration legal manuals that are available online, and what user needs they meet before discussing localizability and adoption challenges. We will work in small groups to identify challenges and opportunities in adopting the framework in the guide for a particular audience. We will budget about 45 minutes for small groups, which will give plenty of time to do some research and answer the following questions: 1. Are there other guides/materials that are similar to this one? Do they cater to a different audience, or for different situations? (For example, claiming asylum in EU vs. US) What parts are similar, and where do they differ in language or content? 2. Which aspects of this guide/material are applicable in other situations? What makes them universal? 3. Which aspects of this guide/material are not universal, and would need to be changed for other audiences, or jurisdictions? 4. How would you redesign this guide/material, being mindful of localization principles, and knowing others will adopt this framework for their communities?


Dragana Kaurin

Founder & Director, Localization Lab
Dragana Kaurin is a human rights researcher and ethnographer working at the intersection of technology, human rights and migration. She is the founder and executive director of Localization Lab, a non-profit organization that works on technology adoption with local communities, research... Read More →


Nat Gyenes

Senior Program Manager, Meedan

Friday June 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
Jelsa (Laico)