Background

Digital space has a crucial role to play in the LGBTI movement by bringing together isolated LGBTI individuals and changing public awareness on diverse sexual and gender identities. At the same time, it leaves the LGBTI community vulnerable to threats of violence as they become more visible.

The aim of the training on digital security for LGBTI activists is to equip selected organizations serving and led by LGBTI people across the Asian region with the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions when communicating online, anticipate and counter digital threats, and safely exercise their rights without falling prey to preventable digital threats.

Participants of the training are expected to transfer the skills and knowledges from this workshop to their colleagues and partners they are in contact with through digital and online media.

Selected organizations will nominate up to 3 staff members/volunteers each, who will be able to attend the 3-day training in Bangkok, Thailand from July 11-14, 2017, thanks to scholarships provided by ILGA. The deadline for applications is June 5, 2017.

Who can apply?

Asian organisations serving and led by LGBTI people. Applying organisations can nominate up to three staff members / volunteers to be sent to the training.

The staff members / volunteers indicated by the selected organisations will be provided with flight, accommodation, meals, transportation and per diem to attend the training.

The training is an initiative by ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, as a member of the consortium of 12 NGOs leading ProtectDefenders.eu, i.e. the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism established to protect defenders at high risk and facing the most difficult situations worldwide.

Should you have any inquiry regarding this training, please send us an email at digitalsecurity2017@ilga.org. 

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