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: Veronica Almedom

Veronica Almedom is a poster child of successful immigration. A duo Eritrean and Swiss citizen, she was born in Italy, and grew up in Switzerland where she permanently resides. Her parents are some of the earliest victims of Eritrea’s cycles of violence. When Eritrea’s war of independence peaked in the early 1980s, they escaped the country as unaccompanied minors, wandering through Sudan, Saudi Arabia, before making the hazard journey across the Mediterranean into Europe. There, they crossed first to Italy, and finally, to Switzerland, where they settled first as refugees, and later, as permanent residents.