Public Groupactive 1 year, 8 months ago
Martus is an open source software application that allows users anywhere in the world to securely gather and organize information about human rights violations. The application was developed by Benetech and is made available at no cost for human rights defenders.
Martus automatically encrypts the information and copies it to a network of secure servers around the world. The system is designed so that only the user who created it—not even Benetech—is given access to the encrypted data. In threatening situations, users can delete all Martus data on their computer (along with the Martus program itself). Since the data is backed up, users can retrieve their information when and where it is safe to do so. Martus helps those who collect this valuable human rights information stay safe, and it protects the identities of those who would face violence and repression for telling their stories.