DiDi – Defenders’ Database

The Defenders’ Database (DiDi) is a an easy-to-use tool for human rights defenders to register, analyse and share information about human rights violations. It permits users to record data on violations both online and offline, store documentation and import old reports to give the information life again. The anonymised data from our certified users is published in the map-and-graph-tool below, and can be filtered and shared by anyone.

DiDi was launched in April 2018 and is still under construction, so please bear with us in the beginning and give us feedback at database@crd.org. There will be plenty of news in the near future, so please stay updated by visiting the site frequently.


Latest News From Defenders’ Database

Being a defender in Cuba

7 August 2018

“I spent 6 months in prison and after that my studies to become an accountant was over”. She is 29 years old and lives in Cuba where arbitrary detentions are... Read more »

Civil Rights Defenders start registering Cuban HRDs that are stopped when trying to leave the country

4 May 2018

Two Cuban human rights defenders from the Cuban province of Villa Clara were prohibited from travelling to a Civil Rights Defenders training in Colombia on May 1st. The police patrolled... Read more »

(817) 506-7748

4 April 2018

April 5, 2018 Visiting Santiago de Cuba in October 2017, the UNPACU (Unión Patriotica de Cuba) leadership informed us that it is impossible for them to organise public activities due... Read more »

Latest News From Civil Rights Defenders

New Communications Director at Civil Rights Defenders

14 November 2018

On 19 November Maria Granefelt will join Civil Rights Defenders as Communications Director. Before joining Civil Right Defenders, she worked as Communications Director and Acting General Secretary at Fairtrade Sweden.... Read more »


13 November 2018

Civil Rights Defenders is looking to recruit a trainee to work with human rights in Sweden and internationally. The traineeship is made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the... Read more »

(703) 845-5736

12 November 2018

Civil Rights Defenders has together with Unwanted Witness Uganda recently launched the first phase of a series of trainings focusing on strengthening digital security for human rights defenders at risk... Read more »