Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Natalia Project: the first assault alarm system for human rights defenders at risk.

Murdered human rights defender Natalia Estemirova

Human rights defender Natalia Estemirova was murdered four years ago on July 15, 2009 and her killers have still not been brought to justice. However, Civil Rights Defenders in 2013 initiated The Natalia Project which seeks to increase protections for at risk human rights defenders and highlight her case.

Below is how Civil Rights Defenders describe the project:

"Everyday, people around the world risk their lives defending rights most people in the western world take for granted.  The Natalia Project was founded to protect these heroes with personal GSM/GPS alarms in shape of a wristband.  It alerts the local organization of the protected individual as well as Civil Rights headquarters in Stockholm an every one who has signed up via mobile, email, Facebook or Twitter. This page is the channel for any alarm triggered. Once a week we communicate the number of active wristband in duty to keep the page up to speed. Should the alarm go off, please alert others in your network and follow the various suggestions for actions suggested by Civil Rights Defenders. It has never been easier to take side with the people fighting for human rights. Like us for continuous updates and potential alarms."

For technical information visit here and for more information about the Natalia Project, please visit 

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