Digital Security Training

Venue: KampalaDates: 1st Cohort in March and 2nd Cohort in April, 2023
Duration: 5 days each
Deadline:  03rd March, 2023.


DefendDefenders is hosting a free five (5) days residential in-person training for participants from Uganda. We will train participants in conducting digital security audits based on 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 organizations based and/or operating in a challenging environment. The training will take place in-person. The training is aimed at building and expanding a community of SAFETAG digital security auditors in Uganda who can in turn help their respective organizations and or communities.

Who should apply:We are looking for a Technologists working in the field of Human Rights and/or media in Uganda who possesses at least one of the attributes below: – A person with a background in Information Technology related field,  – A person with an interest in conducting digital security audits/assessments for CSOs,– A person with experience in conducting digital security trainings and/or Audits,– A person who is responsible for an organization’s IT and/or digital security,– A person who helps/supports other civil society organizations with their digital security due to the person’s position and technical ability.How to Apply:Please fill out this application form if you are interested in participating in this training.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.