Leaders of change

A series of training courses will be held to help you gain new skills and knowledge about working in social networks, as well as about the international and national legal norms governing it. Graduates of the project will be able to apply for mini-grants to launch communication campaigns in social networks, as well as receive mentoring support when launching them and developing a fundraising strategy.
Leaders of change
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We know that human rights defenders are an important part of Kazakhstani society, but very often their work remains in the shadows. The reasons may be different: an inactive presence on social networks, a small audience, rare mentions in the media.
We want to change this!
To ensure that as many people in Kazakhstan as possible know about Human Rights organizations and civic initiatives, understand the importance of their work, and support them.

What do we want to achieve?

Our goal

Who can participate in the project?

Organizations and civil initiatives that defend:
Civil and political rights
Including the right to a fair trial, freedom of assembly, the right to participate in public affairs through elections
RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS
Especially organizations working to combat domestic violence and gender discrimination, and those working in the field of reproductive health
Rights of LGBTQ+ Community
Primarily people whose activities are aimed at protecting the rights of LGBTQ+
Rights of people with disabilities
In particular, organizations promoting the right to accessibility (including access to educational services), as well as those working in the field of reproductive health, the right to participate in political and public life, etc.
Within the framework of the project, we offer Human Rights defenders and activists to gain new skills and knowledge about working in social networks, as well as about the international and national legal norms governing it.
Graduates of the project will be able to apply for mini-grants to launch communication campaigns in social networks, as well as receive mentoring support when launching them and developing a fundraising strategy.

What do we offer?

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As part of the SMM school, human rights defenders and activists will learn how to communicate as effectively as possible with their audience on social networks. They will study how to create an effective communication strategy, learn to understand and engage their audience, create relevant content and navigate through formats, and promote their projects using social media business tools.
OFFLINE LEARNING

SMM and Communication Strategies School

The second school will train human rights defenders and activists to use videos effectively in campaigns promoting human rights. Course participants will learn how to create and distribute a video that attracts an audience. They will also learn how to write technical assignments, determine the correct format for disclosing a topic, balance opportunities with deadlines, optimize and promote, as well as speak the same language with technical specialists and set tasks for them.

OFFLINE LEARNING

Video School for Human Rights advocacy campaigns

ONLINE-LEARNING

Trainings

As part of our project, we will also invite human rights defenders and activists to take part in a series of short trainings that will help them learn more about international and national legal regulations governing the digital space, as well as the challenges and threats that human rights defenders may face while working on social media.
online, 5th and 12th of august, 2021

"Digital rights and legal security" TRAINING

Training participants will learn about what digital rights and freedoms are and how they are regulated by international and Kazakhstan's law. This will help them ensure their own information security and protect the rights of their audience.
ONLINE, 5TH AND 12TH OF AUGUST, 2021
"DIGITAL RIGHTS AND LEGAL SECURITY" TRAINING
Trainers: Begaiym Usenova, Altynai Isayeva, Olga Didenko

With the development of digitalization and the spread of technology, we spend more and more time online. Human rights and freedoms, also known as digital rights, moved to the Internet following people. Digital law is one of the most complex and controversial categories in the legal field. Like the Internet, digital rights are global and can simultaneously affect public law, private law and the law of several countries.
Most of Kazakhstan's citizens still lack digital literacy at a sufficient level, which, as a result, leads to the violation of their rights and freedoms. This problem may be even more urgent for human rights organizations and NGOs, for which the protection of digital rights often overlaps with such problems as the criminalization of free speech on the Internet and the blocking of websites and platforms.

To help you understand digital rights and ensure information security for you and your audience, we have developed the Digital Rights and Legal Security training. By taking part in the training, you can learn about the following:
  • What are human rights and freedoms in the digital world?
  • What are the threats to digital human rights?
  • How digital rights are governed by international and Kazakhstan's law?
  • Where do you go for protection?
ONLINE, 26TH OF AUGUST, 2021

"hate speech" training

Human rights defenders and activists will learn to avoid the use of hate speech, avoid the use of clichés and stereotypes in their information materials, and also get acquainted with ethical aspects that will help them manage their social networks.
ONLINE, 26TH OF AUGUST, 2021
TRAINING "HATE SPEECH"
Trainer: Inga Sikorskaya

Hate speech (also known as language of hatred) is a broad concept that has no universal definition. In a broad sense, hate speech is understood as any speech that negatively characterizes representatives of vulnerable groups, based on prejudices and stereotypes. Hate speech can take many forms, from spoken and written to gestures, symbols, pictures, music and videos.

The lack of a universal definition of the term is explained by the difficulties in assessing this or that communication as hateful. Hate speech often hides manifestations of racism, homophobia, sexism and other forms of discrimination, but not every unpleasant or offensive speech is hate speech. Hate speech is only considered hate speech when it contains discriminatory hostility towards individuals or groups because of their identity.

In our training "Hate Speech", human rights defenders and activists will be able to learn more about the concept of hate speech, get acquainted with examples of hate speech, clichés and stereotypes and learn how to define them. As part of the training, students will also get acquainted with the ethical aspects of communication on the Internet, which will help them in working with the audience of their accounts on social networks.
    ONLINE, 23th of september and 14th OF OCTOBER, 2021

    "Security and cybersecurity" Training

    As part of this training, we will offer participants a number of practical tips and tools to help ensure a secure Internet experience.
    ONLINE, 23TH OF SEPTEMBER AND 14TH OF OCTOBER, 2021
    "Security and cybersecurity" Training
    Trainers: Irina Baikulova, Vlad Tkachev

    In the era of rapid development of digital technologies, the number of threats on the Internet is increasing every day. Phishing emails, viruses and cyber fraudsters have become common thing in the lives of billions of Internet users. Digital security affects not only the online space, but also offline: data leakage on the Internet can threaten problems in real life.

    For human rights defenders, activists and NGOs whose public activities are closely related to online communications, cybersecurity is an especially pressing issue. Insufficient information security or ignorance of the basics of working on the Internet can lead to theft of data of the organization or its employees and infection with malware. In the realities of the modern world, cybersecurity and digital hygiene are key conditions for the work of both individuals and organizations.

    To improve cybersecurity and digital hygiene, you need to know how to use technology and information correctly. As part of our training "Security and Cybersecurity", we will offer participants a number of practical tips and tools to help ensure the safety of the Internet. Training participants will learn about the following:
    • How can we secure storage and transmission of data in the digital space?
    • What should you pay attention to when working on personal computers?
    • How can we recognize and reduce the risk of hacker attacks?
    • What applications can help to improve cybersecurity?
      Each participant of offline or online course will be able to apply for a mini-grant to develop and launch a communication campaign in social media.
      We expect at least 35 of our alumni to launch communication campaigns.
      Mini-grants

      Mini-grants

      Project trainers

      We work with the best!
      Participants who begin work on the preparation and launch of a communication campaign in social networks will receive mentoring support from our trainers. Selected organizations and initiatives will receive advice on how to develop a fundraising strategy.
      Mentoring
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      Mentoring

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      The website was developed by the Public Foundation "Erkindik Kanaty" with the financial support of the European Union within the framework of the project "Leaders of Change: Strengthening Informed Awareness and Dialogue on Human Rights". The content of this course is the responsibility of the Public Foundation "Erkindik Kanaty" and does not reflect the point of view of the European Union.