Poverty & internet

Poverty & internet

Nowadays poverty is also linked to the online world and the access to the Internet. Internet comes with a lots of opportunities, therefore people with no access to it are lacking of equal chances in social and economic life. The job market is highly developed in the online world and many job opportunities can be entirely found digitally.  This means that people with no access to the Internet, such as economically deprived ones have less opportunities to find a job. With nearly half of the world population lacking an adequate access to the internet, there is a huge digital divide that influences many aspects of human lives and also their access to rights.

Our goals are to:

  • To inform and educate young people about poverty and issues it encompasses
  • To raise the awareness about digital poverty and access to rights
  • To educate and motivate young people on how they can get involved in poverty reduction activities and contribute to the betterment of lives of those in need.

Read more

Active members of society are getting together online creating the communities in order to express themselves and have a say on the society developments. As a result those who cannot afford access online, find themselves in a vulnerable position, not being able to become part of greater community and share their ideas and views. Education plays a huge role in one’s life. Institutions, academic organizations and scholars are taking education awareness online with the help of technology. This makes the gap between unprivileged people and education even wider since many educational services and awareness campaigns are taking place online. Many schools are now demanding internet access and technological means from their students, meaning those with no relative resources are excluded from their curricula.

Finally, the internet has done a huge influence on human rights awareness. Therefore, people from disadvantaged communities cannot be fully aware of their basic human rights. Internet can bring many benefits in facing challenges of humanity and modern society, such as poverty. By using the advantages of internet it is easier to collect support (real and virtual money, financial, technical, educational means and mentorships) for those who need the most.

Internet as an accessible and open space helps in spreading the information to those who are looking for support and also better targets diverse vulnerable groups. Moreover, it offers a global international network, so the support can be provided without borders. The charity organisations and investors can have easier access to the final impact of their resources and it becomes easier to track the positive results of their action. Modern ways of fundraising have appeared such as crowd funding and crowd investment.


Methods of HRE for the virtual life of young people will be added further as a contribution of those who work on fighting for human rights in the virtual world and believe that human rights online need to be equally respected as human rights in the real world.

If you want to provide your experience and expertise in the fields of human rights and non-formal education and help us develop joint HUB of HRE for the virtual world, go to our CONTRIBUTE section.