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  • Gender Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law in Africa

    Organized by UNESCO and Lawyers Hub, this series of four webinars explores the gender dimensions of AI's impact on rule of law and human rights in Africa.

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Navigating Gender Rights in African Legal Landscapes

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Judges are navigating the complex intersection of technology, ethics, and gender rights within the cases before the judiciary. In lieu of the International Day for Women Judges on March 10, this webinar highlighted gender bias implications arising from the use of AI by the judiciary and AI generated content in adjudication processes in the dispute resolution system. It was organized in partnership with Lawyers Hub, Kenya and Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University Delhi, India. 

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Dr. Dory Reiling
Retired Senior Judge, Amsterdam Court, International Court and IT Expert

Agneris Sampieri
Latin America Policy Analyst at Access Now

Jhalak Kakkar
Executive Director Center for Communication Governance, New Delhi

Jacqueline Ingutiah
Commisioner at Judicial Service Commission, Kenya

Ivana Feldfeber
Co-founder and Executive Directress at DataGenero
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Gender Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law in Africa
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This regional inception webinar contextualized global discussions on the intersection between gender, AI and law to the African context. Experts provided a broad landscape overview of the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for promoting gender equality in AI development and deployment while upholding the principles of the rule of law.

Key elements of the discussion:

  • Gender bias in AI and its impacts on the legal landscape
  • The Gender Gap
  • Role of Governments and International Organizations
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Teki Akuetteh (Ghana)
Founder & Executive Director of the Africa Digital Rights Hub LBG, Senior Partner at Nsiah Akuetteh & Co. 

Neema Jaji (Tanzania)
Programme Officer Human & Peoples' Rights at Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania

Lilian Olivia Orero (Kenya)
Advocate of the High Court in Kenya a Gender and Data Protection Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT,Founder of Safe Online Women (SOW) Kenya

Moderated by Jorge Andrés Clarke De la Cerda (Lawyers Hub)
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Breaking barriers: Navigating Gender Rights in the Judiciary in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
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The webinar aims to explore the legal frameworks, challenges, and opportunities in advancing gender rights within African legal contexts, against the backdrop of a fast-evolving digital landscape. It seeks to foster dialogue among legal practitioners, activists, policymakers, and the broader community to identify strategies for overcoming barriers and promoting gender equality.

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    Christine Okeno (UN Women)

    Program Analyst for Ending Violence Against Women and Girls at the UN Women Kenya Country Office

    Jacqueline Ingutiah (Kenya)

    Commissioner at the Judicial Service Commission, Kenya, and Regional Coordinator of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.

    Flavour Borokini (Nigeria/ UK)

    Lawyer and digital rights researcher in the intersection of gender and technology

    Hlengiwe Dube (South Africa)

    Expression, Information and Digital Rights Project Manager · Centre for Human Rights