Workshop application

Register your interest in attending the next Human Rights Measurement Initiative co-design workshop!


Co-design is an important principle for the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) because it fits with our values of collaboration, innovation and transparency. We are co-hosting our next co-design workshop with Amnesty International Southern Africa from 12 to 14 September 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Now that we have launched our data viz website and the results of our pilot study, the purpose of the workshop will be to co-design ways in which people around the world can use HRMI data for impact, and to plan the next phase of HRMI’s development. Please express your interest in attending this workshop by filling in the form below!

Workshop goals

  • Participants learn how to download, analyse, interpret, and use HRMI data to maximise advocacy effectiveness in their countries, and are able to help others learn the same.
  • To build strong connections and engagement among participants in order to support effective collective action in the future.
  • To deepen our understanding of what the data are telling us, how we can improve them, and what HRMI should prioritise in terms of coverage expansion of countries and rights over the next two to three years.


We are looking for participants who are working in human rights, development, or data journalism in any country. We want to explore with you the potential for human rights data to help bring about a step-change in respect for human wellbeing around the world.

The deadline for applying for travel funding from HRMI has now passed. Please now only apply to join our workshop if you are able to fund your own travel to and from Johannesburg.

Accommodation and meals will be provided. The workshop will be held in English, with simultaneous interpretation into Portuguese likely provided.

Benefits of participating

Our workshop will be run along co-design principles, which means we will all be working together to explore the potential for using human rights data and learning from each other. The benefits for you will be:

  • learning how to use HRMI data to improve outcomes in your own human rights work
  • the opportunity to help shape the future direction of HRMI
  • networking with fellow human rights workers from a variety of disciplines around the world

Why do you wish to attend the HRMI co-design workshop?

Please confirm that you can cover your own transport costs to and from Johannesburg