9 Million SEK for Developing World-Leading Innovations for Human Rights Defenders
Civil Rights Defenders has been awarded SEK 9 million (approximately USD 1 million) from the Swedish Postcode Lottery. The grant will be used for the development of a Human Rights Lab.
The situation for human rights defenders around the world continues to deteriorate. Repressive regimes use all possible means to silence those with different opinions and as a result many are forced to flee their country. In our work we continuously seek new and innovative solutions to help those who stand up against repression just as we have done with Natalia Project, http://natalia.civilrightsdefenders.org, and Civil Rights Captcha, http://captcha.civilrightsdefenders.org.
With this funding, Civil Rights Defenders will develop an international hub for innovative solutions to empower human rights defenders in their work – Human Rights Lab.
Civil Rights Defenders presence on four continents provides us with a unique understanding of what kind of support human rights defenders need the most. New solutions will be fostered by the establishment of an international and cross sectoral council with experts from various sectors; academic, business, NGO, entrepreneurs. The implementation of innovations will be carried out by Civil Rights Defenders and its partners.
“The idea of the Human Rights Lab is unique. We will develop a model for innovative solutions based on human rights defenders specific needs. With support from the Swedish Postcode Lottery and lottery ticket buyers, we can now take a major step forward in strengthening the worlds most vulnerable human rights defenders”, says Robert Hårdh, Executive
Director Civil Rights Defenders.
Tags: HR Lab, Human Rights Lab, and PostkodLotteriet.