This was a collaborative project with the Children’s Rights Unit of the Centre for Human Rights. The project focuses on the protection of children’s rights to privacy in the digital sphere. It examines the intersection between children’s rights and the rapidly growing technological advances in African society. The output of the project was a study on children’s right to privacy in the digital sphere in Africa.
The goal of the study was to promote enhanced protection for children’s right to privacy in the digital sphere in Africa. The research adopted a multi-pronged approach which entails research for evidence and knowledge building on the standards and practices on children privacy online; evidence-based advocacy for children’s privacy in the digital sphere; and capacity building to enhance the development and implementation of relevant protections to enhance online privacy for children.
A webinar on children’s rights to privacy in the digital sphere in Africa was held on 20 July 2021. The validation of the report meeting took place in November 2021 and the report was launched in April 2022.
The project was supported by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (Kenya office)