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Digital Security Training for Online Activists

DefendDefenders/AfricanDefenders and Meta Digital Security Training Program

We are excited to announce our partnership with Meta and to offer comprehensive digital security training and resources. This initiative aims to empower human rights defenders, activists, bloggers, journalists, lawyers, and freelancers who actively engage with online platforms for their critical work.

 Training Focus:

Our program will cover the fundamental basics of digital security, equipping participants with essential skills to safeguard their online presence. Additionally, we will conduct advanced “Training of Trainers” sessions in subsequent training phases. These subsequent sessions will delve into handling misinformation and effectively utilizing Meta platforms, offering practical insights and strategies.

Who Should Apply:

  1. Human Rights Defenders
  2. Activists
  3. Bloggers
  4. Journalists
  5. Lawyers
  6. Freelancers

Training Format:

The training sessions will adopt a hybrid model, combining virtual and physical components. The choice between virtual and physical implementation will be influenced by the availability of funds.

Why Participate:

By completing this training, participants will be better equipped to:

  1. Protect their online accounts.
  2. Respond to digital security threats.
  3.  Assist community members in becoming more resilient to digital attacks.


Application Process:

To be considered for this unique opportunity, please complete the form below. The selection process will prioritize those who are most likely to benefit from the training, especially those already active online.


Rest assured; all the information provided in the form will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.


Human Rights Defender of the month: Pamela Angwench Judith

For most of her life, Pamela Angwech’s existence has always been a defiant and simultaneous act of survival and resistance. In 1976 when she was born, the anti-Amin movement was gathering pace, and her family was one of the earliest victims of the then dictatorship’s reprisals in Northern Uganda. Her father, a passionate educationist in Kitgum district was one of the most vocal critics of the dictatorship’s human rights excesses, which made him an obvious target of the state’s marauding vigilantes.