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.

NOTE: There is an error occurring when filtering the data on gender at the moment. Please do not use this function until further notice. The data not filtered by gender is correct though.


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

Grief and sorrow after our colleague’s tragic death in Ethiopia

11 March 2019

– Spanish and Russian translation below – Versión en español abajo – русский перевод ниже –  It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we can confirm that we have lost... Read more »

The farcical trial of Oyub Titiev

11 March 2019

Today, the trial against Chechen activist Oyub Titiev will draw to a close. The case has proven to be an ongoing farce, further displaying the country’s many restrictions on human... Read more »

A Journey Behind Locked Doors

1 March 2019

In order to find new ways to improve the living conditions of prisoners and the forcibly detained, ten human rights defenders from Russia and Lithuania have studied the daily activities... Read more »