Civil Rights Defenders is an international human rights organisation based in Stockholm, Sweden. They defend people’s civil and political rights.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Emergency fund

Target group: human rights defenders

Operates worldwide 

Many of the human rights defenders carry out their work under precarious circumstances. When the situation escalates and someone is in acute danger, Emergency Fund is there to provide rapid support. It is used to, for example, temporarily relocate people or to quickly provide specific security improvements like digital security software, or security cameras.

Award

Target group: human rights defenders

Operates worldwide 

The Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award is an award for outstanding work in defence of civil and political rights. The award recognises a prominent human rights defender who, despite the risk to their own safety, continues the struggle for civil and political rights.