Digital tools and artificial intelligence (AI) may help us to achieve the Global Goals, including health for all, but there are no guarantees that the benefits will affect everyone equally. Young people are the most digitally connected, making those online and engaged the most likely to benefit, but also the most vulnerable to the risks associated with giving up their data. Those who have historically experienced marginalization and discrimination are even more at risk. Meanwhile the young people who are not digitally connected, such as those living in rural areas or from lower income backgrounds, risk being left behind.
In our virtual event on the 17th November, we heard from experts working in the field who shared their thoughts on how to protect young people’s rights in the digital age. This webinar aimed to improve young people’s knowledge about what their digital rights are, draw attention to youth voices as well as specific risks and examples in global health and thirdly, mobilise young people to take action and demand information about their rights.Watch the recording here
- Co – moderators: Tinashe Rufurwadzo, Y+ Global and Jimena Cascante-Matamoros, Restless Development
- Carolyne Njoroge, Kenya Sex Workers Alliance
- Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN HRC Special Rapporteur on the right to health
- Kate Pundyk, Youth Experts:Tech4Health
- Boyan Konstantinov, UNDP
Please read our blog with the key takeaways from last month’s webinar.
Read blog here