The World Wide Web Foundation was established in 2009 by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right. It is building a future in which the Web empowers everyone, everywhere, to take part in building a fairer world.
The Web Foundation blends powerful advocacy, cutting-edge research, and practical innovation to build a better Web for all. It works in partnership with over 160 organisations, in 70 countries, affecting over 2 billion people. In the past two years, its efforts have changed policies and practices for the better in more than 10 countries, and helped hundreds of thousands of ordinary Web users everywhere to have their voices heard.
The Web Foundation focuses on three key dimensions of human rights online:
Working to expand access to the Web for over half of the world’s people who are still not connected
Defending Digital Rights
Fighting to ensure that everyone’s voices can be heard online, and that the Web serves people, not governments or corporations
Innovating to make knowledge and data freely accessible to all online through open data