Who We Are
The Martus Project is a Human Rights initiative of Benetech®, a leading Silicon Valley-based nonprofit technology company founded by Jim Fruchterman, a MacArthur Award-winning social entrepreneur and former rocket scientist. Benetech uses technology to address pressing social needs. Its four programs—Global Literacy, Human Rights, the Environment, and Benetech Labs—measure success in the number of lives changed for the better.
Benetech’s Human Rights Program advances the global human rights movement by providing and supporting effective, secure, and open information management and data collection technology for rights defenders, activists, journalists, researchers, and civil society practitioners. In addition to the Martus Project, the Human Rights Program also extends global trainings in digital security, as well as human rights documentation and capacity-building trainings to groups around the world.
The team that builds, maintains, and provides outreach support for the Martus Project includes people from a wide range of disciplines who are all committed to creating technology in the service of human rights.
Founder and CEO, Benetech
Director, Human Rights Program, and Martus Senior Product Manager
Human Rights Program Administrator
Translation and Program Coordinator
Human Rights Program Associate
Senior Systems Administrator
Human Rights Project Manager
Martus Technical Lead