The Communities of Practice (CoPs)

The communities of practice stand at the core of our network-building. These communities are best to be understood as places of knowledge exchange among organisations who have similar interest, understanding, and challenges in the human rights and digital technology sector. They are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something and engage in learning how to do things better as they interact regularly.

Meet the Community
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Digital Inclusion

ICT offers many opportunities. But access remains not equally distributed. Thus, we are aiming to include every person whilst demanding for digital human rights.

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Gender Equality

Women are protected by the same fundamental human rights regulations as men, yet women are still denied those rights in societies around the world.

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LGBT Rights

In Uganda as much as all over the world, people are still stigmatised and discriminated because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Data Awarenss and Digitalization

This project is led by IceBreakers Uganda who teamed up with Pollicy to support the LGBT Community.

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Disability Rights

As full members of societies, Persons with Disabilities (PWD) can contribute to the development of a country with their skills and form culture and societies with their ideas.

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Assessing the effect of ICT policies and strategies on access and utilization of ICTs by PWDs


This project is lead by Pollicy who collaborate with NUDIPU to assess how ICT policies and strategies affect access and utilization of ICTs by persons with disabilities in Uganda.

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Mitigate Impacts of Human Rights Abuses on HRDs

This project is led by Associates For Health Rights Limited (AHAR) who partnered up with Sexual Minorities Uganda, Ice-Breakers Uganda, Ark-Wellness Center. Tranz-Gender Network, UNESO-Sex Workers Network and Rhiza Collective-Technical support.

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Human Centered Design Training for HRDs

Design is a problem solving tool to impact the human rights space and change lives. This project is implemented by Design Without Borders.


 

Digital Security

Human rights defenders, journalists and people in positions of marginalisation or vulnerability are exposed to many threats and risks like state and non-state surveillance, repressive censorship, phishing, hacking, data loss.

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Development of a Standard Digital Security Curriculum

Advancing human rights and freedoms by developing a free, open and contextualised digital security curriculum for human rights defenders in Uganda by Defenders Protection Initiative


 

Cyber Laws and Regulations

Surfing in the internet comes with many threats. Serious crimes like Phishing and the collection of user data, as well as the use of spyware are on the rise. Cyber Laws and Regulations, one of the newest areas of the legal system, create the offenses and penalties for those crimes. At the same time regulations help users to surf safely and keep their data protected.

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Salvaging the Shrinking Digital Space through Research & Advocacy

A free, secure and accessible Internet for all.


This project is led by Unwanted Witness, who collaborate with Barefoot Law and 8tech Consult Ltd.

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Empowering HRDs with Legal and Digital Fortitude

Supporting those who support us.


This Project is led by Barefoot Law who partnered up with ThinVoid, WOUGNET and Unwanted Witness.


 

ICT4Advocacy

To offer an improved access to justice in Uganda, the use of ICT has been adopted by the government. At the same time, the civil society innovated various tools such as websites and web-based applications that aimed at enhancing justice.

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Human Rights Tracker to Safeguard HRDs

Strategic Response International (SRI) developed a tool for tracking and monitoring violations to provide a detailed, accurate, and verifiable info-pact in respect of incidents of COVID-19 linked human rights violations in Uganda to be projected on a live interactive tracker map. humanrightsviolations.app


 

Innovations for Rural Development

Socio-economic factors play an important role in the uneven distribution of ICT facilitating human rights violations. Hence, supporting Human Rights Defenders is on our agenda.

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Promoting Digital Human Rights Innovations

This Project is led by U-TOUCH Uganda, who partnered up with Forum for Rights Awareness and Monitoring (FORAMO) Uganda and The Double Women’s Club (DWC) Uganda.


 

Covid-19

Especially in times of global crisis it is our task to beware of and address various human rights violations linked to the current Covid-19 pandemic.