The Internet is an important and ubiquitous social, economic, political, cultural, educational, and communication platform for societies worldwide. Legal, political, and social issues are increasingly being decided in Internet policy discussions. These discussions and policy decisions have a major impact on young people and are often made without their involvement or consideration despite being the largest demographic of Internet users.
The Youth for Rights (Y4R) is an initiative for young people to learn about the many digital rights issues impacting them. Y4R provides workshop and training, walking youth through policy, advocacy, movement building, and technical discussions led by trainers/experts from digital rights community.
The youth will be able to learn and engage on issues of open source technology and development, international data standards, data protection and privacy, network discrimination and connectivity, digital security, diversity and digital inclusion, human rights, trade and business, and more.