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

Remembering Ludmilla Alexseyeva – A Cornerstone of the Russian Human Rights Movement 

12 December 2018

Russian human rights defender and co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Ludmilla Alexseyeva, has passed away at the age of 91. For more than seven decades, she has been a symbol of... Read more »

Attacks Against LGBTI Activists Must Be Investigated as Hate Crime

6 December 2018

In the days leading up to the fifth LGBTQI+ Family conference in Moscow, several LGBTI activists were attacked and threatened. Because of the repeated assaults, following a similar trend as... Read more »

Artists Arrested for Denouncing Criminalisation of the Arts in Cuba

4 December 2018

On Monday, State Security in Cuba arrested several independent artists for planning a sit-in at the Ministry of Culture in Havana in protest against Decree 349. Among the arrested were Tania Bruguera who participated... Read more »