Call for Applications – Uganda SAFETAG Junior Auditors Training

DefendDefenders is hosting a ten-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.

Location: Kampala / online (depending on COVID-19 regulations)
Dates: 14-25 September 2020 (ten Days) 

Successful candidates should be:

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

They should possess at least one of the following attributes:

  • Experience in conducting digital security trainings and/or audits; 
  • Responsible for an organisation’s IT security; and 
  • Help/support 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 audit skills; and
  • audit follow and fix ups.

DefendDefenders believes in empowering marginalised and vulnerable people. We particularly encourage women human rights defenders (WHRDs), grassroots HRDs, minority HRDs, marginalised HRDs, and HRDs at-risk to apply. To apply, please fill out this form by 24 August 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.