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
The Municipality of the Hague meets Shelter City guests
On 3 June, our two Shelter City guests in The Hague were introduced to the Mayor and a delegation of the City Council from the Municipality of The Hague.
A message of support for human rights defenders: Dutch Human Rights Ambassador Bahia Tahzib-Lie
Justice & Peace together with our partners in the 12 Shelter Cities in the Netherlands will be welcoming Dutch Human Rights Ambassador Bahia Tahzib-Lie in each Shelter City this year.
Moving Together for Change – Human Rights Space
There is a new Human Rights Space in town! As of April 2021, the three The Hague-based NGOs, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Justice & Peace, and Human Security Collective will be moving into Riviervismarkt 4 – just next door from the current Nutshuis location. We look forward to welcoming you to our new location!
A tribute to Ileana Lacayo, Nicaraguan journalist and human rights defender
With much sadness, we announce the passing of human rights defender, journalist and former Shelter City Costa Rica and Utrecht guest, Ileana Lacayo. She was an independent journalists who promoted social mobilisation, advocacy and campaigns in defense of freedom of expression, respect for women’s rights, nonviolence, territorial laws of indigenous peoples including afro-descendants.