Meet Us at RightsCon Toronto 2018!

Laura Guzman

Will you be at RightsCon Toronto this week? Alix, Julia, Nicole and Zara will be!

We are looking forward to sharing our research on how civil society organisations can strengthen their organisational security, and to discussing data for humanitarian needs, based on our work for Oxfam on using biometrics in humanitarian settings. We’re also in the process of conducting research to understand the needs of emergency digital support, and we’re keen to use RightsCon as an opportunity to strengthen that research.

We are excited to see many of our partners, allies and friends there, too. However, we are disappointed to hear that many people were denied a visa to attend the event, and know that their absences will be felt.

For those who were able to get a visa and attend – feel free to reach out directly on post[at]theengineroom.org if you’d like to schedule a meeting with any or all of us. Below are a few sessions that we’ll be playing a part in, and we hope to see some of you there.

Wednesday, May 16

When One Size Does Not Fit All: Using Low-Tech to Advance Access to Justice and Movement Building in Human Rights | 17:15 – 18:15

Alix will be moderating this discussion the use of low-tech solutions towards access to justice.

Thursday, May 17

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and civil society: Turning the tide from where we’re heading | 14:30 – 15:45

Zara will be part of a panel together discussing the future of civil society.

Friday, May 18

Data literacy for humanitarian and human rights workers in conflict and armed violence | 10:30 – 11:45

Alix is speaking on a panel exploring the use of data in humanitarian contexts, including data protection and risk reduction when data is stored or used for humanitarian aims.

Building Inclusive Community Based Digital Security Programs | 10:30 – 11:45

Join Zara in this interactive workshop that encourages attendees to think critically about the kinds of digital security support that works for them.

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