Our Work


Our vision: A peaceful and safe world, with freedom and justice for all.

Civil Rights Defenders has over 200 partners globally. Our partners are human rights defenders who, through their hard work, local knowledge, and dedication, understand the problems and priorities better than anyone else. The innovation approach enables Civil Rights Defenders to support partners with tailor-made solutions to the problems they face.


Leveraging the opportunities of digitisation, and by putting our partners at centre-stage, Civil Rights Defenders, have created a defender-centric approach that aims at fuelling the entire innovation cycle: from idea stage, through iterations, to solution, and adoption.


Civil Rights Defenders has a history of innovating for human rights, introducing the Civil Rights Captcha and the Natalia Project.

Head Office


Civil Rights Defenders

Sergels torg 12, 12th floor

SE-111 57 Stockholm




+46 (0)8 545 277 30