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At Justice and Peace, we believe that local change makers are the key to progress human rights and social justice for all. Our work is focused on enabling these peaceful individuals, and connecting and inspiring people to take action and create change for human rights, justice, peace, and a more sustainable world.

Together with our Dutch and international partners, we provide support to human rights defenders at risk and strengthen the integration of refugees.

Change Maker stories


How we empower Change Makers



EU: this is how to build a more humane European pact on migration and asylum!

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the shortcomings of the European Union’s (EU) migration policies clearly to light and once again stirred up the debate on their dismissive character and the lack of solidarity with refugees and EU border countries. With the European Commission expected to soon launch a new pact on migration and asylum, Justice and Peace sees an opportunity for a different, more humane, EU policy.

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Mural of Change: The story behind the mural

What is the Mural of Change, and how did it start? What does it represent, and who is portrayed? Read this article to find out more about this new landmark in The Hague.

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Virtual Event with HRDs during COVID-19: Reflections and Recommendations

To listen to the voices of grassroots human rights defenders around the world, we hosted a virtual event with 3 former guests of our Shelter City initiative for HRDs. Read the article to find out what they said.

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HRDs on COVID-19: Dinah, sharing experiences as a human rights defender in Kenya

This story is part of an interview series with former Shelter City participants on the impact of COVID-19 on their work and human rights. Read more about the situation in Kenya from women’s rights defender, Dinah.

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