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Unwanted Witness – Uganda

We work in uganda and basically work on four programmatic areas i.e 1-Digital Rights, Ideation, safety and Internet Freedoms program in which we undertake Monitoring and documenting online threats and



Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Access to Information, Governance

 

The Unwanted Witness is a civil society organization (CSO) that was established to respond to the gap in effective communication using both online and offline expression platforms.
Unwanted Witness was established in 2012 by a group of Netizen, bloggers, activists, writers and human rights defenders as an independent, non-partisan and not for profit civil society organization. It seeks majorly to create secure uncensored online platforms for activists, Netizen, bloggers, freelance journalists and writers to promote human rights through writing and informing, educating the citizenry who also utilize the platform for strengthening free expression and demand for accountability.

Our goal is Citizens in Uganda effectively utilizing various communication platforms at various levels to address human rights and governance issues/concerns.

Unwanted Witness has its activities and interventions all concentrated within four key programmatic areas, including:

1-Digital Rights, Ideation, safety and Internet Freedoms program in which we undertake Monitoring and documenting online threats and attacks; – on issues concerning internet governance, internet rights, interpretations on violations of internet freedoms and obtain redress against perpetrators of human rights, Build capacities of activists, NGOs’ personnel, Netizen, bloggers, poets, freelance journalists and writers on effectively using hi-tech media tools and web-based platforms to monitoring and documenting human rights violations.

2. Advocacy, networking, Research and information program is charged with conducting research and investigations to facilitate evidence based advocacy and campaigns.
Unwanted Witness is comprised of a committed and vibrant human resource.

3. Legal Program – this focuses on strategic litigation, analyzing legal framework, documenting court proceedings and courtroom representation.

 

People Associated With This Organization

Betty Kulume

Uganda  
Unwanted Witness – Uganda
Joined November 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Governance
Am a human rights defender with an obsession of seeking Justice to individuals that are unfairly treated.

Am a social worker by profession with expertise in fundraising /raising funds to enable the promotion of Human rights most especially on access to information/ freedom of expression both online and offline freedoms.

Am joining this network to be a part of a team that shares the same passion as I do that is bringing justice where there is injustice most especially to those that can not individually afford to attain it by themselves.

In this I believe I will be able to engage and interact with likeminded people hence building an injustice free society.
Betty Kulume is the network champion (main point of contact) for Unwanted Witness – Uganda.

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