We are hiring an IT Security Auditor & Support Handler!

Are you an IT professional with security expertise looking to apply your skills for the benefit of human rights defender organisations? DefendDefenders seeks an experienced IT Security Auditor & Support Handler with the practical technical skills needed to meet a wide range of IT security needs across small and medium-sized organisations as well as handling […]

Call for applications from Ugandan human rights organisations to the Ttaala Program

DefendDefenders call for applications from Ugandan human rights organisations to the Ttaala Program (formerly known as DOC-IT). Ttaala is a comprehensive skills-building project for human rights defenders (HRDs) illuminating the world of digital tools and strategies. Organisations in Ttaala learn how to survive and thrive defending human rights in the digital age while creating impact-driven projects.  Organisations taking […]


Background  DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights. DefendDefenders focuses its work on Burundi, […]

DefendDefenders call for applications for the new round of DOC-IT Program in Uganda

Do you want to boost your impact on the web?  DefendDefenders is pleased to announce a new year of our DOC-IT program. We invite applications from Ugandan human rights organisations that are seeking to boost their impact through data analysis, visualisation skills, and web-driven campaigning. Apply by February 8th, 2019! Through DOC-IT, we aim to […]

Announcing Safe Sister: The women’s digital safety fellowship for East Africa

Join the community of Safe Sisters! We are pleased to announce the 3rd round of our women’s digital safety fellowship program starting March 2019. Two years ago, we started the work of building a community of tech-savvy East African women ready to stand up and defend digital rights and digital safety while fighting online harassment […]


Description DefendDefenders seeks a Data & Web Campaigning Lead to coordinate its “Doc-IT” program. The Data & Web Campaigning Lead will work with human rights organisations throughout the East & Horn of Africa to improve their documentation and data collection practices and turn them into high-impact online and print advocacy campaigns. If you are passionate […]

Call for applications: Independent evaluation consultancy

DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) is the secretariat to a network of more than 78 member organisations drawn from eleven countries in the sub-region (that is, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (and Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). The project was designed to strengthen the work […]