We researched how human rights defenders are facing the new possibilities, challenges, and expectations of using technology tools for human rights documentation.
How do human rights defenders use technology tools?
Over the past few years, we have been witnessing a wave of new technology tools for human rights documentation. Along with the arrival of the new tools, human rights defenders are facing new possibilities, new challenges, and new expectations for human rights documentation. With the support of the Oak Foundation, we researched how human rights defenders are navigating in this fast-paced environment, and how the use of technology tools is affecting their work.
Our research is a first attempt to detail the available technologies that are designed for human rights documentation, understand the various perspectives on the challenges human rights documentation initiatives face when adopting new tools and practices, and analyse what is and is not working for human rights documentation initiatives seeking to integrate new tools in their work.