The Hague Hacks

Objectives

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Bring human rights and technology together

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Output human rights solutions

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Generate multidisciplinary networks and collaborations

Peace meets Tech

The Hague Hacks strives to remove collaborative obstacles and bridge existing knowledge gaps between technology and human rights activism

The Hague Hacks integrates grass-roots knowledge and human rights problem-owners into a cross-sector idea-creation, design, and development process to produce reactive and proactive human rights solutions and peace-building projects.

Making Change

Components

Work Groups

Human rights challenges are formulated by problem owners themselves.

Workshops

Multidisciplinary workshops approach the challenges from all angles.

Activism

Proposed solutions are pursued through cross-sector collaborations.

Share your ideas with us

#HumanRightsParty

#HumanRightsParty represents a global call, to listen to and collect ideas and suggestions for human rights recommendations and potential policies that may be considered for advocacy and implementation in the future.

The Hague Hacks Festival is our main ideation event of the year

We create a trans-disciplinary exchange where human rights defenders share their experiences and unpack human rights violations in their communities.

At the Festival, we bring together expertise from diverse sectors with the goal of capitalizing on cross-sector expertise to output effective and plausible tech solutions to real human rights issues.

stage 1

Problem-definition

The Design for Activism work-flow begins by providing an accurate problem definition. This is formulated by the problem-owners themselves together with research from The Hague Peace Projects work groups, to gain a reliable and thorough understanding of the human rights challenges.

Stage 2

Trans-Disciplinary Ideation

The next step is to integrate human rights actors into a trans-disciplinary ideation process with a diverse range of cross-sector expertise, in order to produce well thought-out and innovative ideas.

stage 3

Design & Development

Human Rights Defenders and multidisciplinary expertise address design challenges together, and transform the solution concept into a working design model. 

Stage 4

Maintenance & Promotion

Our grassroots network of ‘problem-owners’ are the ideal testing ground for the success and efficacy of proposed human rights solutions.

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Your one-off or monthly donation allows us to continue work on projects like this.

Collaborate with us

Are you interested in collaborating with us, joining an event, or volunteering? Feel free to get in touch!

Our Team

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Head of The Hague Hacks, Steen also holds the position of Head of Strategy & Communications at The Hague Peace Projects. With a background in art and engineering and years of experience as a creative generalist, he has his finger on the pulse of everything from form to function.

Team Members

Steen Bentall – PROJECT LEADER

 Claire Leunissen – PROJECT MANAGER

Shucheesmita Simonti – WORK GROUP LEADER

Shafayet Choudhury – INTERNATIONAL OFFICER

Alena Kahle – RESEARCHER

Melanie Tuy – RESEARCHER

Nina Nout – JOURNALISM

Irene Kyazze – EXCECUTIVE OFFICER

Margot Leegwater – FUNDING

Jakob de Jonge – HPP BOARD

About Us

We are a team of diverse backgrounds, committed to using our skills and energy to make a real difference.

The Hague Hacks is an initiative of The Hague Peace Projects.

Special Thanks

We would like to express our gratitude to ImpactCity, the municipality of The Hague, the US Embassy in The Netherlands, the Peace Innovation Lab of Stanford University, Movies That Matter, and Border Sessions for their support.

Partners and Friends

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