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RightsCon Tunis Learnings: a shared foundation for defending our rights

In our digitally connected world, every aspect of human rights is impacted by technology. No single issue can be considered in a silo, and the convergence of these issues affirms the complexities we face when defending human rights in the digital age. Now more than ever, it is crucial for policymakers, tech developers, people working in international organizations, development agencies, civil society, and all other stakeholders to come together and achieve shared understandings of how their work uniquely impacts human rights in the digital age.

Today we have published RightsCon Tunis Learnings, a community statement that considers each major topic of conversation at RightsCon 2019, outlining a starting point for centering human rights in each industry and body of work. The statement is a reflection of the thought leadership at the conference and is intended to help people across the globe understand and apply rights-based principles in their work.

Of course, it would not be possible to capture the richness and diversity of the debate that has been taking place among nearly 3,000 participants across 450 sessions over the past week. However, it is our hope that this statement can help begin to communicate out to the world the essential conversations that took place throughout RightsCon 2019, highlighting the most important themes and learnings. In this way, we hope to start building a foundation together that will strengthen our rights across the globe.

Read the statement in full here.