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Amplifying Next Generation Voices for Human Rights in the Global South

Bridging the digital divide and making the cyberspace accessible to young people everywhere is necessary to help them build a better future.

As you read this article online, think about the number of devices at your disposal that are capable of accessing the internet. You may be reading this on a cellphone, tablet or desktop computer. You may be using your phone’s data or Wi-Fi. Many of us take for granted the ability to instantly access to the greatest repository of information humankind has ever known. But for a third of the world’s population, the vast resources of the internet are not within reach. This accessibility gap has never been as acutely felt as during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the outside world came to a grinding halt and the internet became the only avenue for remote education and work.

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