Innovation Challenge 2019 Open For Submissions

Right Agenda Accelerator Launched

Innovation Initiative Joins Design 4 Democracy Coalition

Civil Rights Defenders' Innovation Initiative develops solutions to empower the world's bravest human rights activists to do what they do best.

Do you have an idea for a solution to a human rights problem?

Our Latest Work

We innovate to increase Human Rights Defenders...



To improve the security of Human Rights Defenders in their context



To empower human rights defenders to increase their impact on civil and political rights



To ensure that the work of human rights defenders can continue long into the future

Sweden's First Human Rights Accelerator

Human Rights Defenders will feed problems into the Right Agenda Accelerator, and in spring 2019, students will be able to apply and develop their solutions. 

Partnering with Design 4 Democracy

Civil Rights Defenders joins a coalition of democracy and human rights organisations around the world dedicated to democracy as a core design principle.

Innovation Challenge 2019

The Innovation Initiative launches its competition to fun and unique ideas supporting the security and impact of Human Rights Defenders. Are you the next winner?

Digital Rights Overview Published

Recently published: a series of three blog posts aimed at analysing the status of digital rights.


Civil Rights Defenders' Innovation Initiative work is designed to directly address the unique concerns of Human Rights Defenders the world over. We have one of the closest working relationships with activists of any innovation group and everything we design and develop is with their interests at heart. 



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