In May 2022, STOPAIDS and partners launched a new campaign to demand that no young person is left behind in the digital health era.
There are many digital tools that offer to help people to get the healthcare they need, help hospitals to run more effectively and help governments to make public health decisions. But many of us remain unaware of what happens to personal information we share through apps, and who ends up controlling or profiting from it. 2.9 billion people worldwide, and disproportionately women and girls, are still offline due to a lack of access to technologies and strong internet infrastructure, as well as the high costs of data. This creates a ‘digital divide’ between who has access and who doesn’t.
We’re calling on governments to prioritise young people’s digital rights by centering their voices and needs in plans to strengthen digital health nationally and globally.
Stand with us today and join our global call to:
- Address the ‘digital divide’ so that all can benefit from digital health tools
- Invest in digital literacy, so that young people know their digital rights
- Ensure young people have a say over their future and security by including them in the design and delivery of digital health strategies
- Put funding and regulations in place to ensure that young people’s rights and health data are protected, guided by the Health Data Principles
Stand with activists now via this link.