HER Internet is proud to be a part of the first LBQ Loose Network in Uganda. This network was formed for all LBQ womxn around Uganda to come together and discuss the issues that affect us as a movement. It is a unique space that allows us to share with our key constituencies knowledge on
Exceptional Service Delivery to the LBQ womxn
HER Internet is a young womxn-led feminist organization that advocates for the digital rights and internet freedoms of womxn, focusing on LBQ (lesbian, bisexual and queer) womxn.
HER Internet has responded to high levels of cyber crime, increased surveillance by state and non-state actors, and online violence directed at womxn and LBQ movements.
Our programs focus on creating and providing safe spaces, rights-based training and advocacy through digital and in-person space-holding. Our ways of working reflect a solid commitment to building connectively across digital feminist movements.
An equal and just internet for all womxn so that they are their
own agents of social change.
Equipping womxn with digital literacy and cyber security information and skills for increased and safer online engagement, while contributing to the objectives of the feminist movement.
Our Latest Work
On 11 May 2021, HER Internet hosted a dialogue on Surveillance and security to unpack what digital safety and security look like in this age of digital surveillance. The Internet excels at the job of quickly sharing things with others while on the other hand, keeping private information safe and secure online is a challenging
On 7th July 2021, HER Internet hosted a dialogue on “Finding Community amidst the pandemic and Internet restrictions”. The aim of the dialogue was to inspire creativity, self care, well-being and connectedness while using the internet and other ICTs during the pandemic. This dialogue therefore created space for the community LBQ women to share on
HER Internet ran an anti-cyberbullying campaign for several weeks from June to August 2021. The 'CyberbullyingEndsNow! #NotTodayBully' campaign involved awareness raising activities online such as information dissemination using creative infographics and posters via all our social media platforms. It was within the above context that HER Internet held a dialogue on 12th/oct/2021 titled Cyber bullying
HER Internet ran an online campaign under the hashtags CyberBullyingEndsNow #nottodaybully and #HERONLINESAFETY. This campaign ran across all our social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the months of June, July and August 2021. Stop Cyberbullying Day is recognized every 3rd Friday of the month of June each year to celebrate and promote a
HER Internet hosted the launch of the animation videos on Decoding Online Violence which showed some of the many forms of violence LBQ womxn and FSW face on online spaces. These videos depict objective representations of what online violence is, how it manifests and some of the factors at play as in experiences of Violence
Our third video reveals how Shane “Outs” her friend Maddie because of a small disagreement they had. In our research report, respondents shared about failing offline relationships being one of the causes of online violence from people they know; friends, family, ex-lovers, neighbours or work colleagues. The risk of one’s private information being exposed this
The second animated video was on “Threats of Violence” portrayed by Pam, who is a single mom. In our research report, for Female Sex Workers, the threats range from rape, denial of parenting rights to death threats too. These threats are usually from private messages but could also appear in posts on public platforms, either