Governance

The Rights Studio gGmbH was founded in Berlin, Germany in September 2020 as a not-for-profit company. See our Articles of Association and other founding documents here.

The team

Veronica Yates, Co-Founder and Managing Director
Miriam Sugranyes, Co-Founder and Art Director

As a sister organisation to CRIN, we also receive advice and support from the team and remain accountable to the CRIN Council.

We are also building a team of advisers, find our more here.

Our Tax Advisers

Steuerkontor Fischer
Knesebeckstraße 32, D-10623 Berlin
URL: www.steuerkontor-fischer.de

Funding

The Rights Studio is currently funded through CRIN which is based in London, UK. Our core donors are Wellspring Philanthropies and Ignite Philanthropy. See more details here.

If you are interested in supporting our work, please email us at: info@rights-studio.org

Environmental Banking

We bank with the award winning GLS Bank which was the first social-ecological bank in Germany, founded in 1974. In banking with them, our money supports projects like organic farms, institutions for natural health, nursing homes, projects for the unemployed, health food stores, communal housing projects, sustainable businesses, as well as independent schools and kindergardens. https://www.gls.de/english-portrait/

Open Source Technology

We are constantly looking for and trying new open source technologies for all aspects of our work. We look for advice in places like The Tactical Technology Collective, The Mozilla Foundation, and EthicalNet.

Our website is built on the Open Source platform WordPress

Our website is hosted by Greenhost, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

As an environmentally-conscious company, Greenhost aims to make a difference by striving towards maximal sustainability in every step of their production process. This starts with hosting: their servers are hosted at the climate neutral Evoswitch data centre and their cluster runs on Dutch wind energy. By careful hardware selection they reduce consumption, by centralizing storage, they can make very efficient use of the hardware, and through virtualisation they can continually adjust their systems to match demand.

They also play an active role in several projects regarding digital security and human rights, by sharing knowledge, supporting partnerships and developing open source applications in-house.

Our emails

We use Tutanota, the open source and secure email alternative to mainstream services with a clear focus on privacy, security and ease-of-use. More here: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-source-email/

Hardware and software

Operating system: Ubuntu
Linux laptop by Tuxedo
Mobile phone by Phairphone.