We’re especially offering support for groups who are advocating for access to information for their community, working to build healthier info systems, or monitoring the impacts of info disorder.
Insights from our second Community Call on information ecosystems in Latin America
Key takeaways from a conversation with over 20 organisers, activists and journalists from 9 countries in Latin America
A list of initiatives fighting online violence against women in politics in Latin America
The Engine Room is among the initial cohort of 10 organisations that form the Global Network for Social Justice and Digital Resilience
We’re hosting a community call on October 26 to talk about the challenges civil society is facing in the information ecosystem in Latin America and the opportunities we see for action.
Tips for creating documentation that supports your team as you adopt tech tools.
We’re excited to share that we’re starting a new project aimed at contributing to a healthy and robust information ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This research looks at the types of chatbots that have been used by humanitarian and civil society organisations, why they were introduced, and what challenges were faced in implementing them.
In the second quarter of this year (April, May, June), we worked with 29 partners from 13 different countries. This post looks at some of the challenges organisations came to us with during this period, and what resources, tips and recommendations we offered them.
On Thursday, July 13, we’re hosting a video-conference AMA (Ask Me – us – Anything) about digital resilience! From 5-6pm CEST, members of our team will gather in a video conference to answer your questions about digital resilience.
We are extending a targeted offer of free tech and data support to Black feminist organizers
On Thursday, June 1, we’re hosting our first ever video-conference AMA (ask me – us – anything)! From 5-6pm CET, members of our team will gather in a video conference to answer your questions about responsible data.
More than a jargon-y definition, digital resilience should be an achievable reality for social justice organisations.
In January we launched the pilot of our new cohort learning programme, designed to equip social justice leaders with the knowledge and tools needed for implementing responsible data. Here are some updates on what we’ve covered so far.
During the first three months of this year, we had 13 partners in our Light Touch Support (LiTS) Programme! We worked with organisations and individuals based in seven countries, all of whom are doing inspiring, impactful work in sectors such as civic tech, transparency and accountability, migrants rights, peacebuilding, and reproductive justice.
Our 2022 retrospective is up! Read it here.
Join us on 27 April, 4-5.30pm UTC to discuss how increasing surveillance across many countries impacts civil society organisations and what strategies can be adopted to strengthen digital resilience in these scenarios.
The Engine Room held a “digital decluttering fest” to practice the responsible data standards of retention, archival and deletion.
Takeaways from our community call in December 2022, to discuss the digital resilience challenges we (and our partners) are working through.
After publishing our report exploring the intersections of digital rights, tech and climate justice, we wanted to make space to collectively imagine what it would look like to turn our research findings into action.
Earlier this year we started a new project to examine and strengthen our digital resilience, in an effort to further integrate social justice principles into our tech choices and practices and deepen our capacity to support our partners. What is digital resilience? We use the term “digital resilience” to refer to a set of practices […]
Part of our work at The Engine Room includes helping partners and peers with questions they have around tech and data. Since a lot of organisations come to us with similar concerns, we have compiled some of the key questions we get asked in the following FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
Rethinking an organisation’s use of tech and data does take quite a bit of time (and resources!). But, there are low(ish) hanging fruits that you can start tackling.
We held a community call to discuss our newly-published research findings on intersectional collaboration.
Read our research report exploring intersectional collaboration between social justice communities and data and digital rights (DDR) communities during the pandemic.
With support from Sigrid Rausing Trust, we are deepening our support to organisations who are going through digital transformation. We’re inviting organisations, collectives and movements facing challenges incorporating technologies in their work to reach out to us for light touch support (LiTS)!
What to consider before building a tool from scratch.
Barriers to collaboration between social justice groups and DDR groups.
Developing RAD processes allows organisations to have a responsible and streamlined process for retaining, archiving and deleting data.
RightsCon starts next week! Join us in one of our sessions to talk about the links between social justice and digital rights, data practices for civil society, gender-responsive tech design and more.
Last year we piloted an initiative called Community Connections at the Responsible Data mailing list, where we connected members of the community based on shared interests in responsible data(RD)-related topics, allowing them to chat about topics and projects related to responsible data. Learn how you can join the next round.
A guide for building attack archetypes & case studies.
Challenges related to equity are everywhere, but they have specific repercussions for the tech and human rights ecosystem.
Early reflections from our research exploring ways to build a more equitable technology and data for human rights ecosystem.
Reflections from our partnership with Hiperderecho, a Peruvian non-profit defending rights and freedoms in digital spaces.
Using data and technology in social justice work is about understanding the lives of the people you’re working with and then figuring out what type of work you can do to best serve those communities.
Last year, we launched a project to support Latin American organisations in reflecting and learning about how they use data and technology in their projects.