Digital security training for grassroots organisations’ women leaders

Funded: YODET

Yemeni Organization for Development and Exchange of Technology (YODET)  helps Yemeni individuals, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and cause-driven groups access world information resources safely and powerfully. To do so, it secures groups and organizations with reliable exchange technology channels and equips individuals and entrepreneurs with the skills of the digital era.

The projects supported and brought together by YODET are not only about technology, they are about creating an empowering environment for individuals, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and cause-driven groups to get the most out of the digital world in more participatory, inclusive, and effective ways.


The Internet is becoming an essential part of our lives, but the majority of new users are not aware of the online threats and risks and are not able to protect themselves in the online environment that may put them, in some cases, in great danger.

NAWA IF funded Digital Security Training that gave the internet end-user a basic understanding of how to be protected online. This was a five-day training programme for 26 women including human rights defenders, activists and journalists in digital security, where participants were given the theory along with tools. All parts of the training involved interactive sessions. The content of this training included: Risk assessment, Devices security, Data protection, Encryption, PGP and Mobile security. The training aimed at teaching grassroots women leaders about online risks and threats and how they can set the security bar higher. The goal was that new users increased their awareness and knowledge about cybersecurity in order to protect themselves.

Short video documentation of the training

Youtube video