Colnodo’s Linda Patiño has been selected by Internet Society as one of their 25 Under 25. Patino, who has worked on research for both Colnodo and Sula Batsu, was honoured for her use of ICTs to advance human rights.
The award is used to highlight and celebrate young people from around the world who are using the Internet to enact substantive positive change.
From Internet Society’s website:
“Through her own experience, Linda realised that Internet users may not know how to react to digital violence. This resulted in her passion for using ICTs to promote gender equality, Internet safety, freedom of opinion, and democratisation of knowledge.
In her work for the social organisation Colnodo, she created digital strategies to reach and engage with key audiences, including women, youth, and social activists. Linda also supported the Take Back the Tech campaign in Colombia, for which she developed a social media strategy to support an intense 16 days of activism. The campaign earned nearly two million impressions on Twitter and reached 500,000 people on Facebook.
Through the Internet, Linda seeks to have even bigger impact for social causes and digital rights by disseminating information and creating interaction with people regardless of distance.”