Defenders Protection initiative seeks to reinforce the resilience of HRDs against digital/cyberattacks 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.
In many ways, the Internet has improved the work and security of human rights defenders: it has increased the effectiveness of their missions, facilitated their access to information and boosted communications with partner organisations. human rights defenders in Uganda are increasingly using computers and the Internet in their work with electronic means of storing and communicating information getting more and more common among civil society organisations. On the other hand, this digital age has ushered in some previously unknown problems and vulnerabilities. The abundance of digitally stored information and the ability to disseminate it instantly has created a huge challenge to entities that are trying to manipulate, monitor and restrict electronic information especially for activists and activism organisations.
since conception, DPI has delivered support to more than 3000 HRDs in Uganda, offering them digital security training based on their needs assessments, and risk profiles with appropriate tools to help them mitigate any eminent attacks