Phase 1: Centering Human Rights

Phase 1: Centering Human Rights

Phase 1 will help you to figure out the problem the community you are working with is facing and whether or not you are able to help them solve it.

It will also help answer the following questions:

  • What are the most ethical ways to perform research when building tools or services with and for the communities you serve?
  • How do you determine safety and security when working with a new community?
  • What are some real-world lessons learned from those we’ve worked with in the past?

Lastly, it will teach you how to threat-model to determine the most prevalent threats your communities face.


Chapter 1 – Figuring Out the Problem

Chapter 1 explains how to identify a problem faced by the community with whom you are working, how to conceptualize a project based on that problem, and how to determine if you and your project are able to provide a workable solution.

Objectives

  • Preparing for Research
  • Threat-Modeling 101
  • Co-Design 101
  • Learn about their specific needs
  • Assess their identity within their regional contexts

In chapter 2, we will share real-world lessons from within the human rights community and answer the following questions and more: What are the most ethical ways to begin working with the communities you serve? How do you ensure their safety and security?

Objectives

  • Determine whether or not you are trusted by the community you serve
  • Learn how to center the community
  • Assess their technical experience and tools
  • Implement security best practices
  • Assess their identity within their regional context
  • Learn how to prepare for iterative research

In chapter 3, you will learn what all about threat-modeling, why it's important, and when to use it.

Objectives

  • Learn what threat-modeling is and why it is an essential part of the HRCD process
  • Learn how to determine the community’s threat model
  • Learn how to design a closed loop, secure communications channel