Zaituni Njovu, Safe Sister—A Digital Defender Takes a Stand for Women in Tanzania

Zaituni Njovu’s friend seemed to have everything to live for. Smart, affluent and well-educated, she worked with Njovu at a bank in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. But then an old boyfriend set out to ruin her reputation. He cobbled together suggestive photos of her into a video and posted it online. As the photos [...]

2019-10-24T20:51:12+00:00October 24th, 2019|

Safe Sisters mwongozo wa Kiswahili

Tumeandika kitabu hiki kiweze kuwasaidia wasichana waweze kusoma juu ya matatizo ambayo wanaweza kukutana nayo katika wavuti (kama picha kuvuja au kuibiwa, virusi, na ulaghai) jinsi tunavyoweza kufanya maamuzi sahihi kila siku ili kujilinda wenyewe na kufanya wavuti iwe mahali salama kwa ajili yetu wenyewe, familia zetu, na wanawake wote. Lengo letu ni kufanya [...]

2019-10-24T20:44:20+00:00October 24th, 2019|

Digital Safety Trainer’s Assistant

The Digital Security Trainer's Assistant, is a guide for new and experienced digital security trainers, who want a friendly, easy-to-follow guide that they can keep with them as they learn and train. Written by digital security trainer, Natasha Msonza, the guide draws from her experiences learning and training others on digital security. It may [...]

2019-10-24T18:01:48+00:00September 25th, 2019|

IFF 2019 – Bridging the gap: Strategies for reporting on the internet and tech.

Safe Sister Cecilia Maundu is a Kenyan journalist, teacher of journalism, gender specialist, and digital security trainer. Cecilia shared with us these updates from the 2019 Internet Freedom Forum where she hosted a session with Localization Lab. It was quite interesting. My most notable thing was that, terms used in technology especially in this [...]

2019-04-30T18:30:01+00:00April 24th, 2019|

Localization initiative for Rwandans seeking digital security tips

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vw80pcAZ_I8&t=17s The Safe Sister program grants-phase encourages fellows to dig deep and create original project ideas that have a real chance at impacting society in a meaningful way. A Safe Sister Fellow 2017-2018 from Kigali proposed a localization project, the outcome, a digital safety video translated into her native tongue, Kinyarwanda. This is [...]

2019-04-25T13:02:38+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Safe Sister Fellow 2017-2018 celebrates prestigious UK scholarship

For Lourdes Walusala, a radio journalist at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and member of the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK), the pursuit of further education was not only a desire but also a dream. She dared to imagine that one day she would not only study her masters in a field related [...]

2019-04-25T13:04:23+00:00September 25th, 2018|

SAFE SISTER: Women human rights defenders meet to learn digital security

  “Recently a blogger wrote about the experience of being a woman online and then she started receiving messages with explicit sexual and violent threats.” “When this singer and her manager disagreed and parted professionally, he refused to hand over her Facebook account’s passwords and even changed the associated email address therefore retaining control [...]

2019-04-25T11:01:09+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

Zaina Foundation increasing cyber security knowledge for Tanzanian women

The Zaina Foundation Executive Director and Safe Sister fellow 2017-2018 Zaituni Njovu hosted a two day training on Digital Security for women and young girls in Arusha with sup port from Internews and DefendDefenders. The overall training objective for the 20 participants was to empower them with digital security skills/tools as well as to [...]

2019-07-11T14:16:12+00:00December 15th, 2017|