WHO WE ARE
Unwanted Witness is a Civil Society Organization founded in 2012 to promote online freedoms and protect digital rights in Uganda. The organization aims to create a safe and secure digital environment for citizens and promote the responsible use of technology.
Unwanted Witness has become a leading voice in advocating for internet freedoms, and digital rights, particularly the right to privacy, digital identity, digital inclusion, and freedom of expression. The organization aims to empower citizens to use technology in a safe, secure, and effective manner while holding public and private entities accountable for digital rights violations.
The organization achieves its mission through research, advocacy, and capacity building. Unwanted Witness conducts research to identify digital rights violations, trends, and threats and uses this information to advocate for policy and legal reforms. The organization also provides digital security training and support to human rights defenders, journalists, and vulnerable groups to help them protect themselves online.
In addition, Unwanted Witness Uganda engages in public education and awareness campaigns to promote digital literacy and responsible online behavior. The organization also monitors internet shutdowns and other forms of digital censorship and responds to them by raising awareness and advocating for the restoration of access to the internet.
To contribute to good governance through effective use of the internet through networking and strengthening capacities for collective advocacy and synergy.
An open free secure internet that contributes to the realization of human rights and good governance in Uganda
1. To build capacities of journalists, writers and activists through trainings’, research and institutional skills acquisition in human rights
2. To contribute to entrenchment of effective, and efficient operational environment for enjoyment of human rights through highlighting the challenges facing human rights;
3. To establish and promote initiatives necessary for effective advocacy in human rights through utilizing various media platforms;
4. To encourage close collaboration and networking among human rights activists through opportunity creation, sharing forums and information exchange on human rights;