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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



Valentine’s day campaign initiated by residents of Moria refugee camp

On Valentine’s day Now You See Me Moria asked us to contribute to spreading awareness about the situation in Moria. ‘’Is there any love left for the people in Moria?’’

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Extra safe spaces for journalists at risk, especially women journalists in Shelter City The Hague

For the next five years, Shelter City The Hague will provide more safe spaces to journalists coming from countries where freedom of expression and press freedom are restricted, with a special focus on supporting women journalists.

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York becomes the 18th city in the world and the first in the UK to join Shelter City

Justice and Peace Netherlands and the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), making the city of York in the United Kingdom (UK) the 18th Shelter City.

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Martin Luther King Lecture 2020: ‘We cannot walk alone’

On 10 December, International Human Rights Day, we had the pleasure of hosting this year’s annual Martin Luther King Lecture in The Hague. Watch the event replay!

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