Defenders Protection Initiative

Who We Are.

DPI aims at contributing to the promotion and protection of human rights, good governance, rule of law, peace and democracy by strengthening the capacity of human rights defenders (HRDs)…

What We Do.

We employ a contextualized approach that follows the logic of continuous learning. It entails identifying the needs of a particular beneficiary, conducting a training tailored to the needs of the beneficiary.

Our Vision & Mission.

Vison: A world that upholds a Human Rights Culture. Mission: To strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders in mainstreaming security, safety and protection management in their work.

ABOUT US

DPI is a non-profit organization registered by the National NGO board under the Uganda statutory requirements. DPI aims at contributing to the promotion and protection of human rights, good governance, rule of law, peace and democracy by strengthening the capacity of human rights defenders (HRDs) to mainstream security, safety and protection management in their work.

The founders of DPI are Human Rights Educators and with good experience on security management…

Research
45%
Rapid Response
85%
Capacity Building
95%
Advocacy
50%

"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time."

- Malcom X

Our team

Yona Wanjala

Yona Wanjala

Team Leader

Helen Namyalo

Helen Namyalo

Programs Director

Edson Tukashaba

Edson Tukashaba

Finance Executive

Mulshid Eleas Jr.

Mulshid Eleas Jr.

Communications Executive

Leah Munokoh

Leah Munokoh

Legal & Protection Executive

Drapari Fred

Drapari Fred

ICT Executive

BrἱἁṊ Byrahηaugἁ

BrἱἁṊ Byrahηaugἁ

Digital Security Executive

"The future is not secured by what we do tomorrow; it is entirely determined by the decisions we make today." - Ugandan Quote

Some Statistics

SFP's Trained
HRD's Rescued
Satisfied Beneficiaries
Organisations Trained

Services

Security Advisory

Security Advisory

We perform a participatory evaluation of the current state of the organizational/individual safety and security management culture... Read more

Research

Research

At DPI we track, visualize, communicate and develop an informed and educated prediction of emerging trends to distribute to the civil society. ...Read more

Physical Security

Physical Security

Physical security is the protection of personnel, hardware, software, networks and data from physical actions and events that could cause serious loss or damage to an enterprise, agency or institution.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Human rights defenders protection bill 2016 would focus on the holistic security of defenders, including physical security, digital security, and psycho-social well being,

Digital Security

Digital Security

DPI seeks to reinforce the resilience of HRDs against digital/cyber attacks by conducting security health assessments that enable us to develop contextualized and practical, hands-on workshops aimed at arming HRDs with more secure practices and tools.

human rights defenders

Effective protection under national law in reacting against or opposing, through peaceful means, acts or omissions attributable to the State that result in violations of human rights;

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