Through digital security workshops, articulation with national, regional and international civil society organizations, participation in public debates and trimestral production of the Newsletter Antivgilancia, this project has the goal to foster an informed network of threats and opportunities for the protection of privacy rights in the digital era. Subscription of the newsletter is available here.
City, Boarders and Territories in the Digital Age
Digital technologies are gradually integrating territories. From Smart Cities, facial recognition technologies, Big Data, Augmented Reality or drones flying over the frontiers, to new issues coming along with the cyber security of States.
Gender and Sexuality in the Digital Environment
Virtual spaces, especially the mainstream platforms that dominate the internet nowadays, reflect the same inequalities we observe offline as sexism, racism and homophobia, threatening the rights of non-conformity groups to freedom of expression, information and safety.
Coding our Rights
This thematic area takes the policy hacking dynamics into its core seeking to address the challenges to merge the communities working in technological tools and those working on advocating for protecting Human Rights in the digital environment.
Response to Public Emergencies
Coding Rights is concerned about how Human Rights are affected or reinforced by public policies addressing digital technologies.
Improvement of Internet Drafts and production of the short documentary Net of Rights, both with the goals to engage the comunity of the Internet Engineer Task Force to develop research methodologies for assessing Human Rights considerations for standards and protocols.
By gathering information to develop data visualizations and other visual tools, this project is intended to perform a reverse engineering in the surveillance practices.
Digital security can also be fun. By apropriation of the meme “send nudes!”, this small project has the goal to spread the word about digital security for the average user, who relies on digital media for their communication.
Developed by Tactical Tech Collective, Security in a Box is one of the most knowledgeable and translated guides for digital security tools, while Exposing the Invisible is a project to discuss tools for investigative journalism. This partnership involved organizing joined events, sharing methodologies and expanding the networks for this kind of training.
Small grant to guarantee the engagement with Privacy International Network for the production of policy briefings to assess challenges of the emerging technologies to the protection and promotion of privacy rights, as well as for engaging in the Universal Periodical Review of the Human Rights Council to mainstream privacy issues.
Attendance of international meetings for engagement with decision-makers and civil society representatives in order to promote human rights in the process of review for the 10 years of the World Summit on Information Society – WSIS+10.
Beta version of an interactive visualization of Internet Governance processes that should develop to work as a visual database for enabling policy makers and activists to visualize the big picture of the playing field.
The goal of this project proposal is to build a data bank of bills
and draft bills related to digital rights in order to enable civil society advocates to respond in
timely manner and policy analysts to capture the bigger picture and make correlations
Based on three joint reports with Latin American perspectives about Technology-Related Violence Against Women presented to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (list of reports mentioned in the end of this article), Paz Peña and Joana Varon have compiled a series of recommendations willing to summarize core topics of those documents in order…
Currently, the architectural and software features of ICTs – as well as core guiding principles for policy making addressing these technologies – are developed by a non-diverse group of people, mostly white men from the so called Global North. Developing code for software or legal codes are not neutral tasks, which means that these restrict…
Em dezembro de 2017, a Coding Rights foi anunciada vencedora na categoria Mulheres na Tecnologia do Prêmio Frida. Isso aconteceu graças a projetos como Chupadados, Safer Nudes e Radar Legislativo. O Prêmio Frida busca reconhecer iniciativas e práticas inovadoras nas áreas de tecnologia da informação e da comunicação, com foco nas que fornecem soluções criativas…
Open letter from Latin American and Caribbean civil society representatives on the concerns around the discourse about fake news and elections
In the context of the Internet Governance Forum 2017 and growing international debates about the so called “fake news”, the undersigned organizations would like to express strong concerns about possible paths that the framing of the issue is taking. The terminology has been widely spread in rhetorics from the Global North, but we cannot import…
Organizações lançam relatório sobre violência de gênero na Internet, que será subsídio para discussões na ONU
Foi lançado hoje, no Fórum da Internet no Brasil, o relatório “Violências de Gênero na Internet: diagnósticos, soluções e desafios”, resultado de uma contribuição conjunta enviada à Relatora Especial da ONU sobre violência contra a mulher, que está fazendo um relatório sobre violência online. Sistematizado pela Coding Rights e pelo InternetLab, o relatório está disponível…
There is substantial evidence that most of the algorithms that command our digital interactions are biased, particularly towards reproducing what Black feminist scholar Patricia Hill Collins calls the matrix of domination (capitalism, heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and settler colonialism). In other words, AI is currently organized to help mantain the status quo of social inequality and…
LATIN AMERICA IN A GLIMPSE Orgs. Derechos Digitales, Coding Rights and APC Monday, December 5 – 14h AC Guadalajara México Hotel – Marriott Avenida de Las Americas 1500, Country Club, Guadalajara Jalisco 44610, México Release of “Latin America in a Glimpse”, a summary of the most important trends in the digital rights arena in the…
Coding Rights, Tactical Tech y ARROW se complacen en invitarles a nuestro Webinar sobre Derechos Sexuales y la Violéncia en línea este jueves, 15/9 de las 14:30 a las 16:00 (GMT-UTC -3). La discusión tendrá como base dos publicaciones recién salidas del horno ARROW for Change (AFC) Bulletin y el Boletin Antivigiláncia #14 sobre temas tales como la…
O celular vibra. Pode ser spam da operadora, corrente de WhatsApp, mas é um pedido: MANDA NUDES! Arriscaríamos dizer que a maioria de nós deseja ardentemente enviar e receber nudes todos os dias, o dia inteiro. E também acreditamos que a privacidade da sua comunicação é um direito, e que quem deve escolher…
DIGITAL COLONIALISM: A GLOBAL OVERVIEW Monday, May 2 14:45 to 15:45 | Stage 2 Renata Avila (Web We Want), Joana Varon (Coding Rights), Nanjira Sambuli (iHub) and Alan Mills (Guatemalan poet, writer and literary researcher) Never before a small sector had so much power over the entire World, to monitor the present and predict…
Today, 4 March, ARTICLE 19 and Coding Rights are launching ‘Net of Rights’, a short film which explores the link between internet protocols and human rights online. The film will screen at 6pm at the Internet Freedom Festival. It is too-often assumed that there is no link between protocols (the standards which underpin the way…
Tuesday, March 1st 15:00 // Auditorium Malware Against Political Dissidence in Latam Digital surveillance against political dissidents in Latin America has been always a suspicion from activists and journalists, but, recently, strong evidence had shown how these kind of practices are escalating in a very pervasive way. From the scandals of surveillance to public figures…
Digital security can also be fun. By apropriation of the meme “send nudes!”, this small project has the goal to spread the word about digital security for the average user, who relies on digital media for their communication, but are not necessarily tuned with the specifics of digital security debate. Also discussing post-porn aesthetics and…
Joana Varon’s speech representing civil society at IGF2015 Opening Ceremony . TRANSCRIPT: Hello, all protocols have been addressed. I would like to extend my general greetings for all the participants. And correct my affiliation. I’m actually researcher and human rights advocate, and founder director of Coding Rights which is a female organisation focused in advancing…