About OpenEvsys

What is OpenEvsys?

OpenEvsys, shorthand for Open Events System, is a free and open source database application developed by HURIDOCS. Built on the Events methodology for recording violations and the “who did what to whom” data model, OpenEvsys enables human rights NGOs to:

  • Record, browse and retrieve information on victims, perpetrators and instances of human rights violations.
  • Analyse data, browse reports and discern trends and patterns of abuse.
  • Powerful search, charts and maps to visualize human rights data.
  • Geolocation and mapping.
  • Manage and track interventions, such as medical and legal aid.
  • Securely store related documents like testimonies, affidavits and audiovisual files.

Additionally, OpenEvsys is very customizable to support you in the way you already work.

Why do I need it?

Engineered for human rights organizations and networks, OpenEvsys provides users the analytical and database functions critical to consistent, precise and complete human rights documentation. Our approach is to give users:

  • Tools to visualize and find linkages in their data
  • A common, standard approach to data storage
  • Secure data management
  • Flexible customization options

Who uses OpenEvsys?

OpenEvsys is designed for and used by international and national NGOs, advocacy networks and national human rights institutions (NHRI) that need a software tool to manage information on human rights violations. These entities typically

  • Have a team of information workers.
  • Require staff across departments, organisations or geographical locations to have direct access to information about violations.
  • Have increasing ICT governance and a greater capacity to access local technical support.
  • Are beginning to incorporate Internet-based tools into their public information and advocacy work.

OpenEvsys and its predecessors have been used by NGOs and NHRIs in a number of countries, and we at HURIDOCS strive to extend its application to a greater number of human rights defenders and their associations.

For reasons of confidentiality and security, we cannot disclose any additional information on the identities of our users.