WhatsApp and its Encryption Chat Backup on the Cloud: Secure Messaging Applications

My experience and that of the participants during the digital security training raises questions on how secure messaging applications are, majorly on day four where we discussed secure communications, understanding examples of chat applications and the safety functionalities such as that of WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram, and others and identified which ones were safe and not […]

The Significance of Digital Safety Training for Women in Uganda during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Violence against women both online and offline is a violation of human rights, with devastating physical and psychological impacts on both survivors and victims. As COVID-19 continues to rip the economies apart, it has also indirectly led to an exponential rise in the instances of online gender-based violence. The standard operating procedures (SOPs) introduced by […]

The Dangers in Digital Security that the Majority Have Chosen to Overlook

WOUGNET is a non-governmental organization that promotes and supports the use of ICTs by women and women organizations in Uganda so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development.  Over the last decades, there has been widespread use of the […]

Digital Security, A Must-Have Skill for OGBV Extenuation

Gratefully appreciative of the partnership with Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) and Digital Human Rights Lab (DHRLab), I sincerely thank you for the opportunity and confidence exhibited in me while the one-week digital security training took the centre stage.  End-user training, which varies dramatically in scope and length, typically convenes some mix of human rights […]

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