CIDADES, FRONTEIRAS E TERRITÓRIOS NA ERA DIGITAL

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: far of being an ethereal phenomenon, technologies are attached to cities, borders and territories. With this thematic area Coding Rights wants to delve into how Human Rights are affected in context of cities, borders and territories where the presence of digital technologies is increasingly regular.

GÊNERO E SEXUALIDADE NOS MEIOS DIGITAIS

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. On the other hand, online platforms can be powerful tools for evidencing and fighting such inequalities through sharing knowledge, supporting and offering tools for women, transgender and queer people to occupy digital spaces with their own production. In Coding Rights we believe that by uncovering the power structures that dominates digital technologies and its inner inequality, women and sexual minorities can re-appropriate digital technologies transforming spaces as the internet in a more diverse, fun and safe place.

CÓDIGO E DIREITOS HUMANOS

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. The goal is that they can work together to provide better tools and analysis that will help in the policy debate, the social practices around technology and the development of an ethical code. Therefore, this area is more focused on capacity building, awareness about the social implications of technologies and promotion of interactions within different knowledge fields in order to experiment possible manners in which we can translate our rights into code, and vice-versa.

RESPOSTA À EMERGÊNCIAS DE POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS

Coding Rights is concerned about how Human Rights are affected or reinforced by public policies addressing digital technologies. Coding Rights has opened an especial thematic area focused in legal and technical analysis as well as advocacy actions to respond to local public policies that can be a threat to our fundamental rights.