On Monday 5th October, Minority Rights Group (MRG) releases its annual ‘Minority and Indigenous Trends’ report. In what is most likely the first global survey of its kind, the 2020 report provides a comprehensive look at the distinct and varied impacts technology has on minorities, indigenous peoples and other groups vulnerable to discrimination and exclusion.
Why is this important?
Although technology can drive progress, this global report warns of a bleak tech future for minorities and indigenous peoples. As tech continues to play an integral role is our lives, it is important to understand how exactly its development, use and management is contributing to massive human rights violations on vulnerable communities around the world.
During this event, MRG will briefly present the report before host a panel discussion to answer the following question: Is the access of technology becoming a new frontier of inequality in society?
Pratima Gurung (Nepal), president of National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN) and General Secretary of Indigenous Person with Disabilities Global Network (IPWDGN)
Milka Chepkorir (Kenya), an Environmental Justice Fellow from the Sengwer Indigenous Peoples Communities
Miriam Puttick, Head of Middle East and North Africa Programmes at the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights
Oula-Antti Labba (Finland), lawyer of the Saami Council human rights unit
Carl Soderbergh, MRG’s Director of Policy and Communications
Anna Alboth, Media Programmes Coordinator at MRG