Why the Work We Do is Important to Our Team

Starting with the basic idea that everyone deserves to be valued equally, Civil Rights Defenders works for a peaceful and safe world, with freedom and justice for all.

Conflicts and violations of people’s basic human rights are increasingly defining features of the world we live in. We believe that a strong and well-functioning civil society is more important than ever, especially at the local level. We challenge politicians, the private sector, and civil society to push harder for progress, and to work together towards a world in which people’s civil and political rights are fully respected.

By standing up for our values and committing to providing the right expertise where needed, we aim to contribute to progress towards a better world for all.