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During The Hague Highlights, Justice & Peace presented the artwork Voyage – Safe Haven at the Hofvijver.

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At Justice & 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.

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How we empower Change Makers



Global Activist Lab meets for the first time in Georgia

30 young activists and representatives of our partner organisations came together in Tbilisi, Georgia in November 2022 to learn from each other, get new inspiration, and to shape the future of the Activist Lab.

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Impact report: a bigger network and new friends thanks to the Samen Hier student community

In 2021 we set up the Samen Hier student community in collaboration with UNICEF Student Team The Hague (USTTH). This was initially done to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation under (international) students and students with a refugee background during and after the COVID-19 lockdowns. During the second edition, in 2022, the focus of the community shifted to finding connection when you’re new somewhere.

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Justice & Peace at light art festival The Hague Highlights

This light festival will tell stories of the rich history of the Hague, using light and projection on well-known locations in The Hague. In this way, Dutch history and important subjects will be shed light on in an approachable way for everyone. We are proud to announce that Justice & Peace and our initiative Samen Hier will be participating in this year’s light festival The Hague Highlights.

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Victor Scheffers, former director of Justice & Peace passed away

We are saddened to learn of the death of Victor Scheffers. From 1983 to 2014, as director of Justice & Peace and secretary of the Justitia et Pax Commission, he worked tirelessly and with a passion for human rights and social justice.

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