The second aspect of the IMPACT project is capacity building among stakeholders within India to recognize, allow and promote the use of ICT to advance democracy and human rights, specifically FoE and FOI

The capacity-building efforts include:

  1. Awareness: Build awareness among target groups of the critical importance of protecting and promoting human rights on the internet as a pre-condition for democracy and the exercise of civil and political rights.
  2. Implementation: Strengthen understanding among target groups of how restrictions of human rights on the internet are implemented (including the rights to freedom of expression, privacy, and freedom of assembly), how these rights are being threatened at technical and regulatory levels by both States and corporations, and what techniques they can use to communicate more securely and safely online.
  3. Knowledge and Tools to uphold FoE: Provide human rights defenders (our primary target groups) with knowledge, tools and support to respond to rights violations and advocate for the long term protection of human rights on the internet.
  4. Promote multi-stakeholder approach to building networks: Facilitate and support multi-stakeholder networks that can respond to threats to human rights on the internet and build stronger human rights cultures on the internet in each of the three countries.

TRAINING AND WORKSHOP

TRAINING AND WORKSHOP

Consultations

Consultations

IRHR CURRICULUM

The Internet rights are human rights are a series of training modules concerned with the relationship among human rights, ICTs and the internet. These modules are intended to help those who work on human rights and/or ICTs, and others with an interest in the issues, to understand ways in which the internet is affecting the enjoyment and protection of rights – now and in the future – and explore how these affect their work.

This module has been commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and conducted with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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Introduction to Human Rights, ICTs and the Internet

This module provides an overview of the relationship between rights, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the internet.

Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information

This module provides an overview of the relationship between the internet, freedom of expression and freedom of information.

Freedom of Association and Freedom of Assembly

This module provides an overview of the relationship between the internet, freedom of association and freedom of assembly.

The Right to Privacy

This module looks at the right to privacy in the context of the internet and ICTs. It focuses on the changing nature of the right to privacy and the difficult balance that must be struck between promoting privacy and ensuring the enjoyment of other human rights.

The Right to Privacy

This module looks at the right to privacy in the context of the internet and ICTs. It focuses on the changing nature of the right to privacy and the difficult balance that must be struck between promoting privacy and ensuring the enjoyment of other human rights.

+ MODULE 1

Introduction to Human Rights, ICTs and the Internet

This module provides an overview of the relationship between rights, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the internet.

+ MODULE 2

Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information

This module provides an overview of the relationship between the internet, freedom of expression and freedom of information.

+ MODULE 3

Freedom of Association and Freedom of Assembly

This module provides an overview of the relationship between the internet, freedom of association and freedom of assembly.

+ MODULE 4

The Right to Privacy

This module looks at the right to privacy in the context of the internet and ICTs. It focuses on the changing nature of the right to privacy and the difficult balance that must be struck between promoting privacy and ensuring the enjoyment of other human rights.

The Right to Privacy

This module looks at the right to privacy in the context of the internet and ICTs. It focuses on the changing nature of the right to privacy and the difficult balance that must be struck between promoting privacy and ensuring the enjoyment of other human rights.