Funder: Digital Human Rights Lab
Target: Human Rights Defenders, activists, politicians, journalists, developers, and structurally silenced women in Uganda.
There has been a significant step back in the global fight for women's rights over the past year. The coronavirus pandemic outbreak in 2019 also continues to have an impact on women's rights specifically online. To commemorate International Women’s Day 2022 with the theme #BreakTheBiasinTech, WOUGNET in partnership with Digital Human Rights Lab (DHRLab) held a post-IWD round table discussion at Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi on the bias, stereotypes, and discrimination against women and girls in tech encounter as HRDs, activists, politicians, journalists, developers, and structurally silenced women in Uganda. This roundtable discussion provided a platform to help women and girls redefine the bias, stereotypes, and challenges African women face and forge positive change for women in tech. The convening held recognized the achievements and contributions made by women in tech in challenging the bias, stereotypes, and discrimination in tech.
Implementing Partner: Paradigm Initiative (PIN)
Target: Relevant ICT and Media government agencies, national regulatory authority, national human rights institutions, relevant civil society actors and youth groups, UN country representatives, and representatives from 4 embassies.
Paradigm Initiative (PIN) documented the 2020
digital rights and inclusion violations highlighted milestones and made
recommendations for improving the digital landscape in Africa in Londa. The Digital
Rights and Inclusion in Africa report comprising 20 African country reports,
was launched on the 12th of April 2021 which captures African digital rights
and inclusion infractions. The script for the short film was drawn from Londa
and sought to give a visual representation of the challenges witnessed in 2020.
The short film, Focus, challenged
viewers to be aware of the challenges happening in Africa and not to sail
through the real lived experiences that come with digital rights violations in
ignorance. The film presented a call to action, a call to focus. Focus presents
a tool for advocating for change and as such, WOUGNET hosted a convening in
Uganda on February 22, 2022, at Fairway Hotel, Kampala as part of PIN’s advocacy
convenings in 10 different countries with the support of trusted partners to
show Focus, discuss the country-specific issues in the relevant country and
make key recommendations to the relevant stakeholders. This convening aimed at
presenting country-specific findings on the challenges and making key
recommendations to duty bearers, and providing a platform of engagement with