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Friday, June 14 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tech Demos: Protecting rights and achieving the SDGs

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Wetaase: Developing Simple Technology Solutions to Fight Trafficking in East Africa (Pollicy)

Speakers: Neema Iyer  

Wetaase, which means ‘save me’, is a platform to track and reduce incidences of domestic and international human trafficking. Its framework includes a phone and web-based helpline which provides information, referral to legal aid, aftercare services and extraction of persons. Users can make informed decisions, form safe migration strategies and learn to look out for the signs of human trafficking. Wetaase provides free information to persons with or without internet and is also accessible, utilizing local languages and audio content, thus catering to those with low literacy. With steadily rising mobile and internet penetration, the platform can reach 99% of our target populations, both domestic and abroad with vital life-saving services. Come learn about Wetaase and how we are using different types of technology to reach users, with and without access to the internet, for information dissemination, referrals and rescues. In this lightening talk, we will demonstrate our platform, our progress to date, our challenges and our plans for scaling across the region.

Note: This Tech Demo will be presented in English.

Promoting Women's Human Rights in Morocco and Tunisia through an Interactive On-Line Court Decision Observatory / تعزيز حقوق النساء في المغرب وتونس من خلال مرصد تفاعلي لقرارات المحاكم على الإنترنت. (MRA Mobilising for Rights Associates)

Speakers: Hasna Allali and Mounira Balghouthi   

In this session we will share our http://www.marsadnissa.ma/ and http://www.marsadnissa.tn/ online Observatories of domestic court decisions in women's rights cases. Designed as interactive, participatory, practical tools for research, monitoring, analysis and advocacy, the trilingual (Arabic, French, and English) platforms contain free, publically accessible databases with a host of diverse judicial decisions related to women’s rights from local courts across Morocco and Tunisia. Built and sustained by a collaborative movement in both countries, the Observatories support and mobilize NGOs, lawyers, judges, policymakers, researchers, journalists and activists to counter judicial stereotyping and discrimination against women in the courts. This hands-on session will be co-facilitated by two grassroots level women’s rights NGO members participating in the Observatories in their local communities – one from a local Moroccan NGO and one from a local Tunisian NGO. During the Tech Demo we will walk participants through the platform to demonstrate how it is not a mere on-line library or database, but a practical tool for systematic monitoring and analysis to support and inform creative rights based litigation and evidence based policy advocacy. To support post conference follow-up, we will also distribute practical materials and handouts in Arabic, French and English to all participants.

خلال هذه الدورة ، سنشارك ب: www.marsadnissa.ma وwww.marsadnissa.tn مراصد إلكترونية لقرارات المحاكم حول قضايا حقوق النساء. صُممت المنابر بثلاث لغات (العربية والفرنسية والإنجليزية) كأدوات تفاعلية وتشاركية وعملية للبحث والمراقبة والتحليل والدعوة ، تحتوي على قواعد بيانات مجانية ويمكن للجمهور الاطلاع عليها تتوفر على العديد من القرارات القضائية. المتعلقة بحقوق النساء و الصادرة من قبل المحاكم المحلية في جميع أنحاء المغرب وتونس. تم تصميم المرصدين ، ودعمها من قبل حركة تشاركية في كلا البلدين، يهدف المرصدين إلى دعم وتعبئة المنظمات غير الحكومية والمحامين/ات والقضاة وواضعي/ات السياسات والباحثين/اث والصحفيين/ات والناشطين/ات لمكافحة الصور النمطية القضائية والتمييز ضد المرأة في المحكمة. سيقوم بتنشيط هذه الجلسة عضوتين من منظمات غير الحكومية محلية للدفاع عن حقوق النساء، و اللتان تساهمان في المرصدين في مجتمعاتها المحلية: واحدة تمثل منظمة مغربية غير حكومية محلية وواحدة أخرى من منظمة تونسية محلية غير حكومية. أثناء العرض التوضيحي الفني، سنشرح للمشاركين أن هذه ليست مكتبة أو قاعدة بيانات بسيطة عبر الإنترنت، ولكنها أداة عملية للمراقبة والتحليل المنتظمين لدعم و نشر التقاضي القائم على الحقوق الإبداعية والدعوة القائمة على الأدلة. لتسهيل المتابعة و الإستمرارية بعد المؤتمر، سنقوم أيضًا بتوزيع الآليات العملية والوثائق باللغات العربية والفرنسية والإنجليزية على جميع المشاركين/ات.

Note: This Tech Demo will be presented in Arabic.

Implementation planning and tracking for human rights and the SDGs (Impact Open Source Software Trust)

Speakers: Timo Franz

In this session we will present IMPACT OSS, an open source platform designed to assist governments with planning and monitoring the implementation of human rights recommendation and the SDGs targets, as well as collaborating with Civil Society. After a brief introduction into the barriers many governments are facing, participants will be given a demonstration of the platform’s core functionality and how it was designed to address the challenges. We will wrap up the session with a quick outlook of planned enhancements and the long-term collaborative vision for our platform. IMPACT OSS is the result of a collaborative effort between Samoa and New Zealand and is maintained by the Impact Open Source Software Trust, a charitable trust based in New Zealand and established to develop, maintain and promote open source software that advance human rights enjoyment and sustainable development.

Note: This Tech Demo will be presented in English.

Speakers
avatar for Mounira Balghouthi

Mounira Balghouthi

activiste tunisienne; chercheuse doctorante en Philosophie du genre dans l’ère numérique
activiste tunisienne; chercheuse doctorante en Philosophie du genre dans l’ère numérique à l'université Tunis el-Manar . titulaire d'une Master en recherche philosophique sur " la Sémiologie de la communication et pouvoir de l'image numérique : le terrorisme comme modèle... Read More →
avatar for Neema Iyer

Neema Iyer

Founder, Pollicy
Civic Technologist, working on the data revolution in Uganda (and East Africa), Digital Rights, Creative Media, Open Data! Come say hi!
avatar for Timo Franz

Timo Franz

Trustee, Impact Open Source Software Trust
Founding trustee and principal developer at New Zealand based Impact Open Source Software Trust that we started to promote, maintain and develop open source technologies for the realisation of human rights and SDGs, specifically IMPACT OSS.Also founding director at data visualisation... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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