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

Updates from October 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, Election periods are critical for any democracy although often a challenging time in East and Horn of Africa sub-region, particularly for

Human Rights Defender of the Month: Andrew Gole

Andrew Gole’s journey to become a human rights defender (HRD) was sparked by a small request: in 2015, a human rights organisation reached out to the trained software engineer about a digital security training. “I didn’t know much about the HRD eco-system or about digital security as an environment on its own,” Andrew says. “So, I did some research, and realised digital security support is just the basic support I used to provide in an internet café.”

In Memory of Diallo Abdul Gadiry

To the family and friends of Diallo Abdul Gadiry   I am saddened by the news that my colleague and long-time friend Diallo Abdul Gadiry is no more. On behalf of