(Contributed by Dave Greenberg, February 23, 2008, in the forums see the original post )
Front Line uses CiviCRM to help protect human rights defenders
Front Line was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk, people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Front Line aims to address some of the needs identified by defenders themselves, including protection, networking, training and access to international bodies that can take action on their behalf.
Front Line seeks to provide rapid and practical support to at-risk human rights defenders, including through a 24 hour emergency response phone line, and to promote the visibility and recognition of human rights defenders as a vulnerable group.
CiviCRM is being used as strictly internal database, on secure setup, to keep track of human rights violation cases and appropriate actions taken by Front Line, as well as for organising events. Front Line sponsored development of the initial implementations of Case Management and Grants functionality which has been made available to the community as part of CiviCRM 2.0.