About the session:
In 2021, Access Now, JAAKLAC initiative, Wikimedians of the Caribbean, and AfroCROWD impulsed two Wiki Edit-a-thons to fill gaps about the current critical situation of digital human rights in the Caribbean. This action was of particular relevance to raise awareness while building a thematic network of diverse actors in a region increasingly affected by violations of human rights in the digital ecosystem.
For the first steps of this project, a revision of literature and practices were systematized covering topics such as Digital ID, digital divides, internet shutdowns, and online gender-based violence. In its current state, Wikipedia – with regard to these themes – would be populated with the surveyed information. The project is now in the process of continuing and expanding outreach with the purpose of driving increased individual/organization e to contribute to the edits. This would be framed within an educational campaign for which human rights, academic, educational, and civil society organizations would be convened.
- Soledad Magnone (JAAKLAC Iniciativa)
- Ángela Alarcón (Access Now)
- Marianne Díaz Hernández (Access Now)
- David Aragort (RedesAyuda)
- Ian Ramjohn (Wikimedians of the Caribbean)
- Brandon Sullivan (Wikimedians of the Caribbean)
- Stacey-Ann Wilson (University of the West Indies, Mona)
- Yacine Khelladi
- Sherry Antoine