May 2018 16 – 18


Beanfield Centre, Toronto, Canada

RightsCon, organised by Access Now, convenes the global community for human rights in the digital age. Dr. Anja Kovacs is speaking at sessions on online violence, gender and surveillance and feminist frontiers in digital rights.

Hosted by Access Now, RightsCon is where the world’s business leaders, technologists, engineers, investors, activists, human rights experts, and government representatives come together to build partnerships, shape global norms, showcase new technologies, and confront the most challenging issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. More than an event, RightsCon is a global community with thousands of leading voices across stakeholder lines. It is an energizing reminder of the existence of a powerful global digital rights community that is determined to defend human rights and keep the internet open and free.

RightsCon’s mission is to provide a platform for community members to effect real and positive change in the world through both traditional and innovative approaches. The event’s programming is not only an arena of global, regional, and national policy debates, it is home to technologists building new tools, and advocates creating new campaigns. Conference programming is created by our participants, changes each year in response to emerging global issues, and has an an explicit focus on driving tangible outcomes.

Dr. Anja Kovacs will be speaking at the following sessions: