World struggles to make progress on meaningful access to information

March 16, 2023

By Doug Parry and Maria Garrido Meaningful access to information: “The rights and capacity to use, create and share information in ways that are meaningful to each individual, community or organization.” Information access is a fundamental driver of many of the goals in the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, yet many countries are struggling…

Despite policies, societal barriers hinder young women’s STEM education in Ghana

March 6, 2023

By Kayla Pohl For decades, international agencies such as the U.N. have stressed the urgency and necessity of gender digital equality, yet in low- and middle-income countries like Ghana, progress has been frustratingly slow. Researchers at the UW Information School’s Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) want to know why. In partnership with Ghana-based researchers…

Localizing the Misinformation Escape Room: How organizations outside the US are adapting the game to serve their communities

A still frame of a video with a man wearing glasses, a tie, shirt and suit jacket with the title Janis Lapsa Zinatnes doktors kimija, NHD Laboratorijas Direktors in the lower third of the screen

July 25, 2022

Even before the official launch of Loki’s Loop in June 2022, the research team at the University of Washington Information School received numerous requests for collaboration from across the world. The first two organizations they agreed to support are in New Zealand and Latvia. In addition to the benefits to the local communities, the partnerships have been…