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Intersectionality on the Internet: Diversity and Representation [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 12


Digital Rights Monopoly
The Digital Rights Monopoly session is an innovative approach towards raising awareness among the session participants about some of the digital rights issues which are faced by youth from various underrepresented regions globally. One of the greatest challenges towards solving digital and human rights issues online is that most users are often unaware of the importance of digital rights and its role in the sustainability of a healthy internet. In our version of the monopoly game, we aim to highlight some of these issues and offer a fun method for internet users to learn about them.

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Uffa Modey

Co Founder, Digital Grassroots


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hannibal (Laico)


Freedom of expression for LGBT, HIV, and gender equality activists in Ukraine
During the session will be presented the survey and analytical report 'Freedom of expression online for LGBT, HIV and gender equality activists' prepared by NGO Fulcrum UA in September 2018 under suppport of Counterpart International (200 respondents, distribution by gender: women, men, non-binary people, distribution by sphere of activism: LGBT, HIV, gender equality). Also, audience will be involved in discussion about various forms of cyberbullying against activists (insults, threats, intimidaton, blocking online activity etc.), ways to deal with them, what institutions to report cases of cyberbullying and other human rights violations online, methods to prevent cyberbullying (through educational activities etc), as well as Internet security, safe and responsible online behaviour for activists. This session is for: LGBT+, HIV, gender equality activists, human rights activists in general, lawyers, administrators of online platforms, online rights researchers, representatives of NGOs and international organizations, policy makers

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Yana Tovpeko

Communications manager, NGO Fulcrum UA
Yana is an human rights activist from Ukraine, currently working as a communications manager at NGO Fulcrum UA. Yana defended the first PhD thesis in Ukraine raising the issue of discrimination against LGBT people in the legal context (2017). Former Human Rights Education intern at... Read More →


Tymur Levchuk

Founder, CEO, NGO Fulcurm UA
HR, LGBT+, SDGs expert.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oya 2 (Laico)


Thursday, June 13


Creative Ways to Support Diverse Tool Teams
Many of the most commonly used privacy and security tools are created and maintained by notoriously small, homogeneous, and primarily Western individuals/teams. Some are unable to officially register or cannot receive funding due to other professional commitments. Others are unable to accept U.S. government funding. These limitations, among others, make it difficult for tool teams to diversify and sustain themselves long-term. During this session, tool teams will gather with donors and discuss current limitations and explore creative solutions to address their needs. The meetup will be lead by Internews’ Global Technology team, which has many years’ experience working with open source tool teams. Over the years, the team has developed innovative ways to provide support to non-traditional tool teams that do not have the organizational or team structure to absorb funding. Other attendees at this session will include open source tool team representatives that have previously received support despite limitations, or others that have been unable to receive support previously given their constraints. Additionally, organizations providing support (financial or otherwise) to tool teams will be invited to share their experiences and any creative solutions they have used in non-traditional situations.

Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Hannibal (Laico)