The 18th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum was hosted by the Government of Japan in Kyoto from October 8 to 12, 2023. Under the overarching theme of “The Internet We Want – Empowering All People,” the event encompassed a series of sessions, revolving around the following sub-themes:
AI & Emerging Technologies
Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety
Data Governance & Trust
Digital Divides & Inclusion
Global Digital Governance & Cooperation
Human Rights & Freedoms
Sustainability & Environment
Team SFLC.in organized a Lightning Talk on October 10th in a hybrid format (in-person and virtual participation). The talk, titled “My Digital Safety is Sacrosanct,” was a discussion that highlighted the paramount importance of enhancing online security practices for sex workers. The objective of this session was to raise awareness regarding the perils of online threats and to empower the participants with valuable insights into increasing the security of their digital environments.
Our team had a booth which saw an array of visitors from diverse backgrounds and served as a space for interactions about the developments in the tech policy space as well as discussions on potential opportunities for collaborations. We were incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet passionate individuals from across the world who are dedicated to creating an inclusive digital space for all.
Tejaswini Singh – Community Manager
Arjun Adrian D’Souza – Volunteer Legal Counsel
Mamta Verma – Treasurer