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Gender Tech Initiative - Uganda

We are holistic and gender perspective organization, aimed at empowering women, young girls, activists, Feminists and human right defenders with skills to thwart online censorship, promote research, offer digital safety trainings and awareness to mitigate threats to digital attacks and protect them from online harassment.

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16 Days of Activism

As the world commemorates the 16days of activism, The Gender initiative-Uganda with support from Defend Defenders will hold a campaign dubbed #BeOnline #Besafe #BeYou geared towards fighting online Gender Based Violence that is targeted towards women. This campaign will start with a Digital safety trainings for Journalists followed by a Talk show and series of Tweet Chats.

We do offer Digital literacy training and awareness because it opens the door to other essential skills needed to operate in a broadband environment, including a career training and ICT-enabled career training. Such training enables women, feminists and human right defenders to take advantage of the opportunities the internet offers, set up online businesses, or use broadband services, such as social networking sites, to enhance their ongoing livelihood and economic activity. We strongly believe digital literacy promotes women’s economic activities.

We strongly believe that digital security is important because it allows Women to use social media and online services and protects them from risks such as identity theft and fraud. By offering cyber security awareness and training, we strive to heighten the chances of catching a scam or attack before it is fully enacted, minimizing damage to a woman’s brand and reducing the cost of recovery.

We also ensure to make women more aware of their digital rights. We explore digital citizenship so as they can learn Internet safety. We believe there is need to be aware of the information one gives out on the Internet to protect themselves from hackers, scams, and cyber stalkers.

Knowing your rights will help you to know the rules, so that you will never break them. And when you know the rules, it will help you not associate yourself with wrong people who will make you to do wrong things.



The Gender Initiative Uganda showcasing the need to fight online gender based violence

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