ZINASU is one of the leading organization in the country on issues of the advancement and protection of digital civil rights. We are committed to safeguarding the fundamental rights and freedoms of students in the digital realm. We therefore, aim to create a digital landscape that upholds privacy, freedom of expression, access to information, and protection against online discrimination and surveillance. We strive to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools to navigate the digital world safely, ensuring that no one is left behind in the digital era.
What does ZINASU do exactly to realize digital civil rights for students?
Advocacy for Student Digital Civil Rights – ZINASU actively advocates for policies and regulations that protect digital civil rights. We engage with policymakers, government agencies, and technology companies to influence legislation and practices that respect privacy, foster free expression, and promote digital inclusivity.
Digital Literacy and Security – We believe in equipping students with the necessary digital literacy and security skills to navigate the complexities of the digital world. Through workshops, trainings, and educational initiatives, we have capacitated over 20 000 students and hundreds of community members to be responsible digital citizens, safeguarding their rights and privacy online.
Awareness Campaigns – ZINASU conducts impactful awareness campaigns to educate students and the broader community about the importance of digital civil rights. By raising awareness about surveillance, data protection, online discrimination, and censorship, we foster a culture of digital rights consciousness and activism.
Policy Research and Analysis – To drive evidence-based advocacy, ZINASU utilizes it’s broad membership base of over 180 000 students to conduct in-depth research and analysis on digital rights issues. Our researches focuses on identifying emerging threats, assessing policy gaps, and proposing solutions that promote the protection of digital civil rights especially for students.
Coalition Building – We recognize the power of collaboration in effecting change. ZINASU actively builds coalitions with digital advocacy organizations, civil society groups, and human rights defenders to amplify our collective voice. By joining hands, we advocate for robust legal frameworks and policies that safeguard digital civil rights.
Legal Support and Assistance – ZINASU through affiliate partners, refer legal support and assistance to students whose digital civil rights have been violated. We work closely with legal experts/organizations to offer guidance, resources, and referrals, ensuring that victims of online harassment, privacy breaches, or discrimination receive the necessary assistance and representation.
By joining ZINASU, you become part of a vibrant movement that is shaping the digital landscape to be more equitable, inclusive, and respectful of individual rights and freedoms. Together, we can advocate for policies, raise awareness, and empower individuals to protect their digital civil rights.