Countering Online Harassment of Female Human Rights Defenders

The Gender Tech Initiative-UGANDA implemented a 2-month project to build the capacity of 40 female Human Rights Defenders (journalists, bloggers, female civil society heads, Feminists, Activists and the LBT) in Northern Uganda. The training was held in Gulu district but 10 of the participants came from the neighbouring districts (Kitgum, Lira, Arua and Pader ) in Northern Uganda.


  1. Enhance Northern Uganda Human Rights defenders knowledge and awareness on the relationship between online Gender based violence and human rights work.
  2. Introduce the human rights defenders to best practices and tools that enable them to have appropriate responses against digital security threats and challenges.
  3. Increase the public’s awareness through radio talk shows about online GBV, how it affects the work of many female Human Rights Defenders and how they can be involved in helping to stop it.