Call for Applications – Regional SAFETAG Junior Auditors Training

DefendDefenders is hosting a five-day online training 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 small non-profit organisations based or operating in the Global South. 

Venue: Online 

Dates: 8-19 June 2020 (ten days)

Successful candidates should be: 

  • Technologists working in the field of human rights and/or media; and 
  • Located in Ethiopia, Uganda, or Sudan 
 

They should possess at least one of the following attributes: 

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

The opportunities that will arise from this training will include:

  • opportunity for practically applying learned SAFETAG based audits skills through being part of some of the audits;
  • audit follow and fix ups;  and
  • opportunity for inperson training after this planned online training.
 

To apply, please fill out this form by 24 May 2020Selected participants will be notified by email. 

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Human Rights Defender of the Month: Anny Kapenga

As a young student, Anny Kapenga used to cringe at the cult-like worship of Mobutu Sese Seko, the then Zaire’s President. By then, in the early 1990s, Zaire was still under one party rule, and calls were increasing for Mobutu to open political space to allow other parties to operate. In the meantime, however, all Zairians were expected to show affection for Mobutu wherever they gathered in public.

Students across Zaire’s schools were required to sing and dance adoringly before his (Mobutu)’s portrait every morning before they went to class, and all school scholastic materials were emblemed with his portrait. A young Anny never really appreciated the obsession:

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