The Hague Hacks Festival multidisciplinary idea-creating event to brainstorm tech solutions to human rights challenges. Funded by ImpactCity
The Hague Hacks strives to bridge the gap between human rights and technology. We facilitate and connect a range of trans-disciplinary actors, to create and/or develop technology that empowers human rights defenders (H.R.D.s) and improves the safety and freedom of victims of human rights violations. The Hague Hacks Festival is our main ideation (idea creation) event of the year. We create a trans-disciplinary space where human rights defenders share their experiences and unpack human rights violations in their communities.
At The Hague Hacks Festival, we bring together tech experts, software developers, designers, engineers, etc., as well as H.R.D.s and diaspora members together. This plurality of perspectives enriches the problem-solving process and leads to innovative new tech ideas for human rights advocacy. We believe that these connections and ideas would never have occurred outside of our Festival Ideation sessions, and that is why our goal is to be that bridge between the worlds of peace and technology.
This year’s theme for the Festival is Set Free: Tech to Empower Human Rights and Freedoms. We will be focusing on four challenges to human rights and freedoms:
- Political Participation (Nicaragua),
- Gender Inequality (Bangladesh),
- Peace Education (Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Turkey/Kurdistan, North Korea),
- Right to Expression and Association (Hong Kong),
- and Environment and Human Rights (International).
The Hague Hacks Festival is an opportunity to collectively engage in solving the problems we all want to see solved. We believe that your experience, knowledge, and talents would enrich the conversations and help lead to fruitful and effective new technologies that can empower human rights advocacy.
All of our workshops are facilitated by human rights defenders, tech experts, and community leaders. We highly recommend that you register for workshops in advance. Learn more about The Hague Hacks Festival 2019 by clicking the link.