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, March 2019: The passing of Josefin Ekermann, the project manager of the Defenders’ Database, has left us all with deep grief and sorrow. We had planned to present the new version of the DiDi here during April 2019. It is now however slightly delayed, but the work continues and it will be presented shortly.  – Erik Jennische, Civil Rights Defenders.

NOTE, May 2019: We are in the middle of finalising the new version of DiDi, so the data in this version is not updated or reliable at the moment.


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

Fighting for Transgender rights in Russia

17 May 2019

Today, 17 May, is the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. A day celebrated worldwide as a commemoration of LGBT rights. However, hatred and prejudices against the LGBT community... Read more »

Stop harassing human rights defenders in Uzbekistan

14 May 2019

On 13 May, Civil Rights Defenders signed a joint statement aimed towards the Uzbekistani authorities. The statement calls for an immediate stop of the harrassments against human rights defenders Agzam... Read more »

Urgent call to end the deteriorating human rights situation in Tanzania

13 May 2019

On 13 May, Civil Rights Defenders signed an open letter to the Member and Observer states of the UN Human Rights Council. The letter calls for urgent action on the situation... Read more »