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

Syrians in Sweden are demanding redress for torture

20 February 2019

Nine Syrians now living in Sweden are submitting testimonies that describe torture, executions, the use of electric shocks, sexual violence, abuse, and starvation. The complaint accuses 25 high-ranking members of the Syrian Intelligence Services, military... Read more »

Civil Society Organisations Denounce Defamation Charges Against Human Rights Defenders in Thailand

15 February 2019

In a letter to the Royal Thai Government, Civil Rights Defenders joins a coalition of civil society organisations, denouncing new defamation charges against 14 Burmese workers by Thai company Thammakaset... Read more »

Shot and jailed without redress

13 February 2019

In 2006, the police suspected Kefyalew Teferaa of being part of an outlawed group. When arrested, he was shot in the legs, causing a lifelong disability. Jailed for 12 years... Read more »