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 in their communities. Since then 21 amazing women from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Tanzania have been trained to play an important role in their communities as digital security mentors!

We are excited to announce the expansion of this unique group of women. We are looking for creative, self-motivated and dependable women who want to take their digital safety skills and online activism to the next level – inviting women human rights defenders from Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda to apply.

Participation involves 

Application requires 

Selection Criteria 

Priority will be given to applicants who:

There are a limited number of positions open and competition is fierce so do apply on time and with a strong application!

Application deadline 

Applications are now open until 15th February 2019. Please apply by filling out the online application form. We will not be accepting submissions after this date.

If you have any questions, send us an email at:

This 3rd round of Safe Sister: The women’s digital safety fellowship for East Africa is generously made possible by Bread For the World.

Safe Sister is a project of DefendDefenders and Internews.