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 »

Defenders’ Database starts off with data on human rights violations in Cuba

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

Vietnamese Blogger “Mother Mushroom” Released After Two Years Behind Bars

17 October 2018

Vietnamese blogger and human rights defender Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, well known for her use of social media to speak out against injustices, corruption and human rights abuses in Vietnam, was... Read more »

Increasing the Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Kenya

15 October 2018

Respect for civil and political rights continues to decrease in many parts of the world. In 2017 alone, more than 300 human rights defenders were killed, and many more attacked,... Read more »

Celebrating Love Across borders – Russian LGBT Activists Travel to Norway for Barents Pride

9 October 2018

“Love has no borders” was this year’s slogan at the Barents Pride – a pride festival celebrated in Kirkenes, Norway. Situated in the northern area of the country, the town... Read more »