Yvette Alberdingk Thijm



Executive Director

Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm is a human rights activist who makes it possible for people to use video and technology to protect and defend human rights. She envisions a world where anyone can participate in creating human rights change, and leads a global network of activists at WITNESS to work alongside marginalised communities to support the safe, effective and ethical uses of media and technology to fight for equality and justice. Alberdingk-Thijm believes that the truth is a powerful tool to expose wrongs, challenge abusive powers, address injustice and mobilise for social change.

Before joining WITNESS, Alberdingk-Thijm served on the WITNESS board, has worked globally in tech start-ups including JOOST by the founders of Skype, and in established companies in media, content and new technologies including MTV Networks.

Alberdingk-Thijm is a trustee of Foundation Center, a board member for Majal.org and Civic Hall Labs, and an advisory board member for Benetech.org. She is a co-initiator of a new project that promotes sustainable human rights practice.



Contributions by Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

  • Closing General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018