Applications for the Safe Sisters’ Fellowship Program 2023 are now open. Safe Sisters is a fellowship program that builds the capacity of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs), journalists or media workers to understand and respond to the digital safety challenges that they face in their work and daily life.
This unique opportunity brings together Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and civil society persons from across Africa for intensive training and networking while learning how to strategically employ digital tools across the spectrum of data management, content development, digital security. The fellowship program is about empowering women and girls working on human rights issues to take control of their space online and information and share with other women. Participants must be willing and able to learn in a fast-paced programme and should have the capacity and commitment to complete the programme.
Benefits from Safe Sisters Fellowship Program
- Participants will be able to take part in a workshop over a period of five days. With DefendDefenders, to ensure that learning is tailored to the needs of the group.
- The participants will define and work on their own project throughout the course of participating. In the workshop and receive support and mentorship in realizing their project vision.
- Participants will also become members of our alumni network after they have gone through the whole cycle, including access to mentors, creatives, safe sister signal group, a mailing list, e-learning opportunities, and priority in subsequent events.
- All costs related to enabling participation in the workshop will be covered by DefendDefenders.
- Participants shall be given the opportunity to apply for grants for implementation of their own activities, following the successful completion of the fellowship programme.
Eligibility for Safe Sisters Fellowship Program
- Applicants must apply individually and must be based in Uganda.
- Their work should mainly be focused on promotion and protection of human rights.
- Have an existing high impact digital project or idea they wish to bring into the workshop and implement after the cycle of safe sisters.
- Have an open mind to learn and experiment with new digital tools and concepts.
- Applicants should be proficient in English (written, spoken and comprehension).
Application of Safe Sisters Fellowship Program
Selection into the program is highly competitive. They encourage you to apply early and put your best foot forward.
- Phase 1: Fill out this application form by June 26, 2023.
- Phase 2: Selection: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
- Phase 3: Self-study.
- Phase 4: Preparation for the workshop. If you are selected to attend the workshops, you must complete several online assignments that will be assigned by the Safe Sister lead.
- Phase 5: The workshop. The workshop will take place from August 21-25, 2023 unless otherwise communicated.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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