Call for applications to a three-day SAFETAG training!

DefendDefenders is hosting a three-day training in Kampala to train participants in conducting digital security audits according to the SAFETAG framework ( The SAFETAG framework is specifically designed to offer auditors a guide on how to assess the digital risks of non-profit organisations working in challenging environments. 

Venue: To be announced (in Kampala, Uganda) 

Dates: 16 – 18 March 2020 (full days)

Who should apply: We are looking for technologists working in the field of human rights and/or media in Uganda, who possess at least one of the following attributes: 

  • Experience conducting digital security trainings;
  • Responsible for an organisation’s IT security; 
  • Helps/supports other organisations with their digital security due to your position and technical ability. 

Apply now! 

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

The deadline is 3 March 2020. 

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.