The Hague Hacks bridges the gap between human rights and technology. We facilitate and connect a range of trans-disciplinary actors to create and develop ideas and 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 where we create a trans-disciplinary space for human rights defenders to engage with a wide diversity of disciplines, and where they can share their experiences and unpack human rights violations in their communities.
At The Hague Hacks Festival, we bring tech experts, designers, engineers, academics etc., as well as H.R.D.s, diaspora members, and human rights problem-owners together to share their plurality of perspectives and thus enrich the problem-solving process. This leads to innovative new ideas for human rights advocacy which we believe would never have occurred outside of our Festival ideation sessions.
This year’s theme is Set Free: Tech to Empower Human Rights and Freedoms. So far, we have established workshop themes: Political Participation (Nicaragua), Gender Inequality (Bangladesh), Peace Education (Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Turkey/Kurdistan, North Korea), and Right to Expression and Association (Hong Kong).
We would like to add a workshop on the theme of the Environment and Human Rights. We believe that the climate crisis presents an urgent threat that transgresses all human rights. There is a link between human rights and the environment, and we would like to organize a workshop on this theme, however we feel that we lack the experience and knowledge in environmental activism to effectively draw this link. As such, we would like to invite you to a consultation in the form of a Hub Lunch at The Humanity Hub on Monday, October 14th, from 12–13:00.
Any input, experience or resources that you may offer would be extremely appreciated.
This event is open to Hub members. If you are not a member and would like to join, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.