About Us


Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) is a network of Chinese and international activists dedicated to the promotion of human rights and strengthening of grassroots activism in China.

CHRD provides tools and technical support to grassroots Chinese human rights defenders, organizes training on international human rights standards and human rights work, supports a program of small grants to activists and researchers and offers legal assistance to victims of human rights abuses.

CHRD investigates and monitors the human rights situation in China, providing timely information and in-depth research reports to decision-makers and the general public.

CHRD advocates working within the existing constitutional/legal system in China through peaceful and rational means, while pushing for reforms of the system to bring it into compliance with international human rights standards.

CHRD is an independent non-governmental organization.