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The time for a Universal Declaration of Digital Human Rights is now. Women of the global majority are making it happen.

Because online life is real life.

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Digital Human Rights

By virtue of being human, we have a right to a life of equality, dignity and respect, even in the face of ever-evolving technologies. Together, we are creating a new paradigm for human rights in the digital age.

Global Leaders of Digital Human Rights

Ouano Foundation recognizes and supports women of the global majority at the forefront of digital human rights. Their work and vision embody tremendous courage, bold imagination, and the constant drive to seek truth to shift power.

They are the Global Leaders of Digital Human Rights: a brilliant constellation of truth-tellers, risk-takers, scholars, organizers, scientists, poets, data warriors, strategic thinkers, persistent doers, activists, Afro-futurists, matriarchs, and trailblazers. They shine light on the harms and injustices of the present. And they illuminate new possibilities for the future.

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Maria Ressa

2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“We need to create new codes stating our values, like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to prevent humanity from doing its worst. It’s an arms race in the information ecosystem. To stop that requires a multilateral approach that all of us must be part of.”

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Women of the Global Majority

As the people most deeply impacted by the negative repercussions and pervasive reach of technology, women of the global majority are at the center of our work to create a new paradigm for collective rights and responsibilities in the digital age.

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Land Acknowledgement

Ouano Foundation is based within the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm’ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as Vancouver.

Ouano Foundation seeks to work in relationship with Indigenous people to end ongoing colonial violence, dispossession and displacement and to uphold Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination. We share power and resources with Indigenous women, trans and non-binary people and support the Indigenous-led Circle on Philanthropy.