Steve Rochlin is the lead author of the landmark research report, Enabling Rights: The Transformative Potential of Digital Technology to Enable People’s Rights. The Report is published by the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). This extensive report details the potential of information and communications technology (ICT) to support those working to advance civic, political, and economic rights around the world. It highlights specific digital technology solutions that are being applied to address a dozen pressing human rights challenges affecting billions of individuals. The report calls for the ICT industry to work with human rights defenders to develop, promote, and apply technology for human rights.
A key recommendation in the report is to create the Innovators’ Network for Human Rights (INHR). The mission of the INHR will be to coordinate the collective capabilities of ICT industry leaders, human rights organizations, policy-makers, academia, and social innovators, to accelerate and scale up the development and application of technology that enables human rights. For more information on the cutting-edge initiative contact us or GeSI.