Call for Applications: Digital Security Audit Training

DefendDefenders is hosting a free five (5) days residential in-person training for participants from Uganda. We will train participants in conducting digital security audits based on the SAFETAG framework ( The SAFETAG framework is specifically designed to offer auditors a guide on how to assess the digital risks of small non-profit organizations based or operating in challenging environment/world. The training will take place in-person and in kampala from 11th – 15th April, 2022.

The training is aimed at building and expanding a community of SAFETAG digital security auditors in Uganda who can in turn help their respective organisations and or communities.

Who should apply:

We are looking for a Technologists working in the field of Human Rights and/or media in Uganda who possesses at least one of the attributes below:
• A person with experience in conducting digital security trainings and/or Audits
• A person who is responsible for an organization’s IT security
• A person who helps/supports other organisations with their digital security due to the person’s position and technical ability

How to Apply:

Please fill out this application form if you are interested in participating in this training. 

The deadline to apply is  28th March, 2022.

Selected participants will be notified by email.


Human Rights Defender of the month: Alex Njenga John

Alex Njenga has always believed in egalitarianism both as a principle and as a tool for justice. As a result, he has always been suspicious of, and at times hostile to social prejudices that treat some people as “more equal than others,” – to use a line from George Orwell’s famed political fable, Animal Farm.

Some of the experiences that have shaped his social and political outlook have been personal. As an adolescent in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County, Alex was stigmatised and denied healthcare after he identified himself as belonging to Kenya’s sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) community.