Aloys Habimana, Protection Coordinator Front Line Defenders, released

DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) welcomes the release of human rights defender Aloys Habimana, Protection Coordinator for East and Southern Africa at Front Line Defenders. On 17 February 2018, Mr Habimana and another individual were arrested at the border between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo for unspecified […]

Apply now: DOC-it

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DefendDefenders receives prestigious Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership Award

DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) was honoured to accept the Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership Award at Refugee International’s Annual Gala in Washington D.C. this Tuesday. The award, which is presented to leading humanitarian organisations and individuals who enhance life-saving assistance and protection for displaced people, recognises their commitment to working […]

Become a Safe Sister: Join The East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship

[vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_column_text 0=””] DefendDefenders is pleased to announce Safe Sister: The East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship, a program for tech-savvy women working in the human rights and media movement in East Africa. Through a combination of self-study, tool practice, mentorship, workshops, peer sharing, and small grants, this cohort of technologists will join forces to […]

Apply Now: DATA4CHAN.GE Data Skills Workshop

DefendDefenders and Small Media are teaming up to bring DATA4CHAN.GE to East Africa! After two years of being run for human rights organisations in the Middle East, the DATA4CHAN.GE program brings a unique opportunity for East African civil society to supercharge their advocacy using data, design, technology, and visualisation. We will be holding two workshops in […]

DefendDefenders honoured to host ambassador of Netherlands to Uganda

DefendDefenders was pleased to meet with H.E. Henk Jan Bakker, Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, at our offices in Human Rights House on 13 February to discuss progress and achievements after two years of joint work. The meeting was attended by representatives of DefendDefenders, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiatives, the National Coalition for Human Rights […]

New mobile app tracks Internet censorship worldwide

The Open Observatory of Network Interference, with support of DefendDefenders as a project partner, is releasing “Ooniprobe – Measure Internet Censorship & Performance”, a new, easy-to-use mobile app that will allow almost anyone to track and collect network censorship data.