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

Emergency Fund – 2018 in Numbers

21 January 2019

Facing harassments, threats, smear campaigns, defamation, legal prosecution, and even death threats can be a part of many human rights defenders everyday life. When the situation escalates and someone is in... Read more »

40 Arrested and Two Killed in New Attacks Against LGBT People in Chechnya

16 January 2019

The authorities have started a new wave of detentions of LGBT people in Chechnya. The Russian LGBT Network and Novaya Gazeta confirmed the information about illegal detentions of around 40... Read more »

Respect for Human Rights Should be a Prerequisite to Ratify the EU Cuba Agreement

9 January 2019

This spring, the Swedish Parliament will vote to ratify the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) that was signed by EU and Cuba at the end of 2016. The intention... Read more »