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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



“An attack on academic freedom means an attack on democracy itself.” – Shelter City guest, David

Meet David from Venezuela, a university professor and human rights activist in the context of academic freedom and university autonomy. David is the current guest in Shelter City Utrecht.

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Samen Hier online event#2: Tino’s tour of Rotterdam

The second online event of Samen Hier was a virtual tour with city guide Tino, who welcomed participants of the community to Rotterdam.

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Connecting virtually with Samen Hier: A Syrian cooking workshop

To connect, while having a bit of fun as well, our Migration team has been busy organising a series of online events for and with the Samen Hier community.

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Interview with Samen Hier Cultural Ambassador, Saron

Cultural Ambassadors are crucial puzzle pieces to making Samen Hier possible. To get a sneak peek into what is like to be a Cultural Ambassador, we spoke to Saron!

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