Latin America & the Caribbean
Participants in Costa Rican Women's Hackathon develop software applications to solve social problems
On 30 and 31 August 2014, 39 women engineers and technologists created nine prototypes of software applications aimed at solving social problems in the north of Costa Rica, at the First Women’s Hackathon, organised by APC member organisation Sulá Batsú through its TIC-AS project, with the support of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality.
The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Derechos Digitales, Karisma Foundation, the Association for Progressive Communications, the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and the Association for Civil Rights will participate in a thematic hearing on the impact of the internet in the defense and exercise of human rights before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The audience will take place in Washington, DC, during the 153th Period of Sessions, the 28th of October.
As part of its commitment to strengthening local civil society organisations (CSO) and their causes, Nodo TAU focuses on access to technology, capacity building and increasing visibility for local CSOs.
This document summarizes the discussions in Latin America regarding human rights and the internet. Our intention is to increase the international community’s understanding of the region during the 2014 Internet Government Forum.
The seventh Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of Latin America and the Caribbean, held in San Salvador July 16-18, 2014, provided an opportunity for reflecting on and contributing to internet governance in the region. According to APC’s Dafne Sabanes Plou, this was one of the most participatory regional forums ever, riveting the audience’s attention during all its sessions. The author asks: was this a consequence of the interest raised by the NETmundial meeting held in Brazil in April?
[img_assist|nid=19627|title=|desc=Through the Digital Household project targeted to beneficiaries of the national government’s 100,000 Free Homes programme, 4,533 people received basic training in the use of computers and the internet.
[img_assist|nid=19617|title=|desc=ICTs can enhance the capacity of communities to organise and respond to extreme weather events provoked by climate change…
[img_assist|nid=19613|title=|desc=Nupef researches the protection of privacy and personal data within Brazilian e-health initiatives.
[img_assist|nid=19611|title=|desc=Entre los ganadores del premio de seguridad en internet se encuentra EsLaRed, representada por Daniel Pietrosemoli (primera fila a la izquierda).