Cyberwoman Forum

The Cyberwoman Forum & Training of Trainers Workshop 2018

DefendDefenders is hosting two back-to-back events in Nairobi, the Cyberwoman Forum & Training of Trainers Workshop aimed at strengthening the skills of women digital safety trainers as well as bringing together a network of practitioners to learn, share and discuss cybersecurity practices and policies that directly or indirectly affect women. 

Do you work on women’s empowerment? Are you interested in tackling issues around women’s safety on the internet? Do you wish to educate other women on improved digital safety practices? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this opportunity is for you!

Training of Trainers

The training of trainers will take place over 3 days and will cover basic topics around digital security practices and pedagogy to equip trainers to pass on the learning to their communities. Women from any community of practice are encouraged to apply, though a strong technical knowledge of internet and computer usage is required. This can include but is not limited to, women working in journalism, human rights, civil society, etc. Emphasis will be placed on transferability of skills acquired during the training to target communities.

Dates: 18th-20th June 2018

Cyberwoman Forum

The Cyberwoman Forum is a two-day event which will bring together a small group of women from diverse fields to tackle issues of online safety for women in East Africa, with a lens on working together to advocate and influence policy aimed at protecting the rights of women and girls on the internet. The forum will include opportunities for women to share their skills, experiences and to learn important tools to advocate for change, both in their communities and at a policy level. The overall outcome of the event is to build a knowledgeable, connected and empowered network of women digital security experts and advocates to challenge the threats of shrinking digital spaces.

Dates: 21st-22nd June 2018


  • Participants can apply to either event or both events.
  • This call is only open to people who identify as women.
  • The call is for only people in East Africa
  • Few competitive travel scholarships will be available for promising women from across the region to attend.

How to Apply

To submit your application, please click here.

Please provide as many details as possible in your application as we expect the selection process to be highly competitive. Selected participants will be notified by June 6, 2018.

Deadline: 1st June 2018


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