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Global Leaders of Digital Human Rights

With precision and rigor, clarity of purpose and radical generosity, audacity and imagination, the Global Leaders of Digital Human Rights are not only doing the urgent work to address the individual, structural, and systemic harms of the digital age. They are also creating new possibilities and pathways forward to ensure we are all protected and have the freedom to thrive.

The Global Leaders are a brilliant constellation of truth-tellers, risk-takers, scholars, organizers, scientists, poets, data warriors, strategic thinkers, persistent doers, activists, Afro-futurists, matriarchs, and trailblazers. We center their collective leadership and brain trust to create new worlds that include us all.

GLOBAL LEADERS

Rosemary Ajayi

Rosemary Ajayi

Digital Sherlock

Teki Akuetteh

Teki Akuetteh

Tenacious Policy Shaper

Esra’a Al Shafei

Esra’a Al Shafei

Multi-Platform Powerhouse

Htaike Htaike Aung

Htaike Htaike Aung

Beacon of Light

Tiffiniy Cheng

Tiffiniy Cheng

Architect of the Future

Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad

Unbreakable Cyber Shield

Dr. Timnit Gebru

Dr. Timnit Gebru

Truth-Telling Technologist

Dr. Blythe K. George

Dr. Blythe K. George

Indigenous Data Warrior

Arzu Geybulla

Arzu Geybulla

Press Freedom Fighter

Jessica J. González

Jessica J. González

Mighty Movement Builder

Marianne Díaz Hernández

Marianne Díaz Hernández

Digital Provocateur

Jac sm Kee

Jac sm Kee

Feminist Tech Champion

Dr. Tahu Kukutai

Dr. Tahu Kukutai

Guardian of Knowledge

Libby Liu

Libby Liu

Talisman to Truth Tellers

Mutale Nkonde

Mutale Nkonde

Joyous Afrofuturist

Dr. Safiya U. Noble

Dr. Safiya U. Noble

Illuminator of Justice

Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Interrogator of the Status Quo

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

Relentless Democracy Defender

Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Breaker of Chains

Joana Varon

Joana Varon

Creative Chaos Catalyst