Applications open for ‘Safe Sister: The East African Women’s Digital Safety’


DefendDefenders is calling for applications to its Safe Sister Fellowship for women from East Africa; the program is dubbed, ‘Safe Sister: The East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship’.

The announcement was made via a post published on DefendDefenders website which says, “Safe Sister: The East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship, a program for tech-savvy women working in the human rights and media movement in East Africa,”

“Through a combination of self-study, tool practice, mentorship, workshops, peer sharing, and small grants, this cohort of technologists will join forces to take on today’s digital challenges of women human rights defenders,” the post adds.

DefendDefenders inform that the fellowship is open to women from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Burundi. The applications are open until 25 April.

“Safe Sister is generously made possible by Bread for the World and Internews. Successful fellows will have their costs of participation covered by DefendDefenders and the opportunity to bid for small grants later in the program.” The statement continues.

“Fellows should be willing to commit at least 3 hours a week throughout May 2017 for self-studying materials and tools we will provide and to prepare training and support sessions. They should also be available for 1 week at the beginning of June 2017 to attend a program workshop,” it a

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