DefendersTech

We provide digital security and IT-support to human rights defenders in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region.

DefendersTech is DefendDefenders innovation team working to facilitate intelligent, strategic, and secure usage of technology by human rights defenders (HRDs) in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region.

Digital Safety Education

We offer digital security training for HRDs with beginner, intermediate, or advanced ICT skills, as well as advanced trainings for IT-staff of human rights organisations.

Documentation & Data

We offer training and support on electronic documentation systems for human rights documentation projects, including Martus, OpenEvSys, CiviCRM, Kobo Toolbox, and Elmo.

Research & Monitoring

DefendersTech aims to raise awareness about the digital safety and privacy situation for HRDs in the sub-region, through closely monitoring the situation, and publishing in-depth reports.

Web Presence

DefendersTech offers a small-scale hosting service for human rights organisations in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region, and social media training on social networking, brand building, and WordPress web hosting.

DefendDefenders’ digital security program for women HRDs enabling them to respond to the digital security challenges they face in their work and daily life.

DefendDefenders’ comprehensive skills-building project for HRDs and human rights organisations aiming to illuminate the world of digital tools and strategies.

Are you an HRD in the East and Horn of Africa in need of digital security support?

Latest News

DefendDefenders’ oral statements at HRC45

Oral statements delivered by DefendDefenders at the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC45, 14 September-6 October 2020)     Item 6: UPR outcome

Human Rights Defender of the Month: Malab Alneel

Malab Alneel was only 20 when Sudan’s revolution started in December 2018, but she knew it was the moment to get involved: “I grew up in a house that was very political. All of my sisters are activists, my parents are very involved. Activism has always been there. But for me it started with the revolution. It just felt like a time for change.”