Natalia Project is the world’s first security alarm system for human rights defenders at risk. Natalia Project is a GPS based alarm system, and the initiative was launched in 2013 by Civil Rights Defenders organisation in order to meet the growing need of protection for human rights defenders globally. The Natalia Project is a simple tool with the ability to raise an alarm instantly, in order to help mitigate the harm and disappearance of human rights defenders around the world. Once activated, a distress signal including GPS location is sent to Civil Rights Defenders’ headquarters in Stockholm. Once the signal has been verified by people on the ground, the alarm is sent out through global social media platforms to let the world know. The ability to act quickly can be the difference between life and death for individuals targeted because of their work defending human rights.
The tool is available for the participant of the Natalia Project of the Civil Rights Defenders organisation, who went through extensive security training when becoming part of the global security system. To receive more information on how to join the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.