#defyhatenow workshops & events2017

26th-28th of December 2017: #defyhatenow17 video & salaam song launch in the Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement, Ocean Zone


20th December 2017: #defyhatenow Nairobi Diaspora meetup – an evening talk with Bishop Eliabla Lako


17th December 2017: #defyhatenow social media workshop by YEF  in the Adjumani refugee settlement, Uganda


11th December 2017: #defyhatenow END OF YEAR EVENT  2017, Women’s Union Hai Neem (behind Equatoria Tower), Juba, South Sudan


10th December 2017: #defyhatenow Kibera messenger event, Nairobi Kenya


8th December 2017: Final event for the Climax of the 16 Days of Activism in the Rhino Camp settlement , Uganda


27th November 2017: Women leaders (RWC, Church, Cultural) training on Trauma Healing, Peace Building and Counteracting Hate Speech in the Rhino Camp settlement at the Ocea YSAT office, Uganda


24th November 2017: Social Media Training : effective use of social media for promoting harmony and peace among communities at the Impact Hub Khartoum, Sudan


23rd November 2017: participation at the launch of ’16 days activism against Sexual Gender based violence’ Rhino Camp (Uganda) at Ofua lll  Zone with our partner YSAT.


21th November 2017: PeaceTech Lab training with correspondents (TOT) of different institutions and initiatives at the CE Womens Union in Juba


20th November 2017: PeaceTech Lab training of the University of Juba Students at the CE Womens Union in Juba


18th November 2017:#defyhatenow event in Bor – Dinka language spelling competition with the aim of bringing youths together to create cohesion and discuss matters related to peaceful coexistence.


16th November 2017: #defyhatenow ‘Exploring the potential of social media to enhance peaceful youth activism’- Workshop & Open mic discussion with peacemakers @ Panyadoli Self Help Secondary School in Bweyale  (Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement)


15th November 2017: #defyhatenow internal team workshop on the ‘FIELD GUIDE’ at the CE Womens Union in Juba

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7th November 2017: Diaspora Meetup Nairobi on the topic of on critical thinking and reading culture – during the launch of the third collection of poems by Akol Miyen Kuol.

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6th – 8th November 2017: Wikipedia Sprint with the University of Juba students on the Wunlit conference at the CE Womens Union in Juba


3rd November 2017: #defyhatenow internal team workshop on the ‘FIELD GUIDE’ at the CE Womens Union in Juba


31st October & 2nd November 2017: Wikipedia Sprint research preparations  of the University of Juba students with Dr. Lorins on the Wunlit conference at the CE Womens Union in Juba


20st October 2017:  peace ambassador training & peace concert by Freeboy in the Rhino Settlement Ocea A


21st September 2017:  Social Media #Peacejam17   UN WORLD PEACE DAY

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11th September 2017: Peace Mobilizers Event, Juba South Sudan

#defyhatenow reaches out to the community in their own vicinity. Comedians and actors engaging people in discussions on online and offline hatespeech traveling from various locations using the bus around Jubek State. The bus picked up people commuting along busy routes like Gudele -Custom, Custom -Juba, Juba – Custom and Custom- Gudele/Munuki.


31th August 2017: An evening with #defyhatenow & # South Sudanese Diaspora Talks


25th& 26th August 2017 : Policy Makers Workshop, Juba, South Sudan

Comparative checks from countries within the region and interactive discussion among policy makers to draw guidelines for regulating hate speech in South Sudan. The workshop was attended by about 25 participants from different  professions in South Sudan, ranging from law makers, activists, media professionals, parliamentarians .. etc


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29th July  2017
: Spelling Bee competition, Bor , South Sudan
Theme: Spelling for peace


July 27-28th 2017 : Bloggers workshop, Nairobi

#defyhatenow seeks to support those voices acting against the conflict to go ‘viral’ within and outside the country – bringing the South Sudanese diaspora into the online peace building framework, bridging gaps of knowledge and awareness of social media mechanisms between those with access to technology and those without.

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July 13th 2017 : ‘Wikisprint’ presentation by Viola Abango in the r0g_ agency Berlin office after a two week ‘Wikimedia workshop’ thanks to the support of the Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.



July 3rd-5th 2017 : highschool student workhsop Berlin (Germany) – Arua (Ugnada) : ‘meeting the other’

This Projekt Days exchange – Meeting the Other – is organised as part of #defyhatenow, a project to help battle social media hate speech – and how this affects conflict in South Sudan. Moderated by the CDC peacebuilders and activists the internet conference calls was produced collaboratively by the students, resulting in a series of unique intercultural dialogues … perhaps as a podcast, or other formsof reporting. The students aimed to explore both what peacebuilding means and understanding the binds that tie youth across the planet.



June 26th 2017 : Student Workshop,  Vine High School, Bor South Sudan

distributing sign post messages in two schools in Bor town, Jonglei State

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June 15th & 16th 2017 : Radio Producer Workshop, Juba South Sudandhn_15June2017_RadioProducersWS-02-_JUBA_ContdeMonk.jpg

The event aims to engage South Sudanese Radio producers and journalists to develop a concrete action plan on countering the online incitement to violence. #defyhatenow #SouthSudan #thinkb4uclick



June 15th 2017: #defyhatenow & CDC Rhino Talks, Arua Uganda

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Rhino Talks, Uganda

RhinoTalks happening at 2:00 PM in Arua, UG. we’ll be discussing on hate speech and the diaspora communities: How can we better understand / mitigate it?



June 14th 2017: “An evening with #defyhatenow# South Sudanese Diaspora Talks, Hub East Africa, Nairobi Kenya


June 11-17th: #Kicking4Peace Kids Soccer Tournament, Bor South Sudan


June 10th 2017: #VOICEPEACE Concert, Juba South Sudan

#VoicePeace Concert, Juba

#VoicePeace Concert, Juba

#VOICEPEACE concert brings together youth from the different communities of South Sudan by providing them with the platform to use their voices to send peace messages to the rest of South Sudan. The event features some of the best South Sudanese talents in drama, poems, music, and comedy. Utilizing the Power of Our Voice to achieve Peace.

May 27th: Nairobi Diaspora Meet-up

This meeting aimed at converging some of the South Sudanese who are interested in or are in the technology profession. Kenya has a large South Sudanese diaspora community, the majority of which are students who are pursuing different course in Kenyan Universities and Colleges.


May 10th 2017 : re:publica Berlin @ 10.30 – 11.00 (Stage 2) What´s love (got to do with this)? – Fireside Chat about #LOL instead of hating in silence


May 8th 2017 : re:publica Berlin @ 19.45 – 20.45 (Stage 2) Social Media and Conflict: How to mitigate online hate speech that fuels violence?

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4th May 2017: Panel discussion: German Ambassador to South Sudan, Johannes Lehne & #defyhatenow Social Media manager Nelson Kwaje, r0g_agency Berlin


2nd May 2107: #defyhatenow & UNESCO Roundtable Countering Hate Speech for Peace in South Sudan,World Press Freedom Day – Juba South Sudan


April 9th 2107: Peace4ALL Video Launch – Rhino Camp Uganda & Juba South Sudan



April 7th 2107: Drama Workshop Highschool Bor, South Sudan


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#defyhatenow social media #peacejam Rhino Camp, Uganda 21st September 2016 Photo: Jaiksana

#defyhatenow social media #peacejam Rhino Camp, Uganda 21st September 2016 Photo: Jaiksana

15 &16th of December: Wikisprint for peace, Wau South Sudan

11-18th of December: peace village, @Rhino Camp/ Uganda
for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

9th of December: Policy Makers Workshop, Juba by CEPO South Sudan

8th of December: Laywers Workshop – article 19, Nairobi Kenya

1. & 2nd of December: Law Student workshop, Juba University South Sudan

23rd of November:  Radio Producers Workshop, Juba South Sudan
HATE SPEECH MITIGATION: SOCIAL MEDIA AND TRAUMA EFFECTS ON COMMUNITIES to train Journalists, Radio Producers, Newspaper, Website and Social Media Page Editors, Officials from across South Sudan

7. & 8.th November: ojoVoz for South Sudan workshop, Berlin with team Members from South Sudan and Germany

4th October: South Sudan Theatre Organisation, Juba One Girls Secondary School – Street Theatre for peacebuilding & social media awareness.

24th September: Basketball Tournament for Peace, Juba

21st September: Social Media #Peacejam UN World Peace Day – Events in Juba & Maban (South Sudan), Kibera & Nairobi (Kenya), Rhino Camp Uganda, Alberta Canada

29th August: Hacks/Hackers Debate & Forum on Hate Speech @ Nairobi Garage

20th August: Understanding Data & Social Media Analysis Workshop, Nairobi

17th August: CEPO 10 days of Peace Activism Roundtable Discussion, Juba

10th August: Nairobi Working Group, iHUB

3rd August: Nairobi Working Group, Pawa 254

23rd July: Diaspora Roundtable & Strategy Forum, Nairobi

5th July: CDC (Community Development Centre) Workshop, Yei

22nd June: Lawyers Workshop, Juba

16th June: Student Workshop, University of Juba

11th June: Journalists Workshop, Juba

28th May: Juba PoC3 Social Media Workshop



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Theatre for Peacebuilding – 4th October 2016

The #defyhatenow team with the SSTO group stormed Juba one girls Secondary school this morning passing laughter with positive messages and raising awareness about the use of social Media.

SSTO Street Theatre, Juba 4th Oct 2016 Photo: Hakim George

SSTO Street Theatre, Juba 4th Oct 2016 Photo: Hakim George

SSTO Street Theatre, Juba 4th Oct 2016 Photo: Hakim George

SSTO Street Theatre, Juba 4th Oct 2016 Photo: Hakim George

SSTO Street Theatre, Juba 4th Oct 2016 Photo: Hakim George

SSTO Street Theatre, Juba 4th Oct 2016 Photo: Hakim George

SSTO Street Theatre, Juba 4th Oct 2016 Photo: Hakim George

SSTO Street Theatre, Juba 4th Oct 2016 Photo: Hakim George