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Civil Rights Defenders

Civil Rights Defenders works for and together with human rights defenders fighting for democracy and civil and political rights across the world.
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Civil Rights Defenders partners with and supports human rights defenders who work in some of the world's most repressive regions.

CRD is a politically and religiously independent human rights organization. CRD provides security and capacity building to meet future demands of defenders as well as advocates for the respect of human rights and mobilizes support at the international and national levels.


One pager for CRD’s 2023-2030 strategy, available at:

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