Our team is composed of twenty staff members, interns and volunteers working from the Hague to empower change makers.
Sebastiaan van der Zwaan
Sebastiaan has a background in public international law, specialising in human rights with an interest in local, innovative ways to achieve social change. He strongly believes that human rights and equal opportunities can only be effectively achieved on the local level, and that it is therefore important to strengthen and develop inclusive, creative and sustainable cities and local communities.
Anne van Eijndhoven
Head of Programmes
When she studied the genocide in Rwanda during her law studies, Anne knew she wanted to work on human rights. Amongst other things, she has worked on the protection of human rights in the Netherlands in the areas of access to justice, digitisation and the right to vote for persons with disabilities. At Justice & Peace, Anne supervises the implementation of the programmes and she develops the strategy and policy for the organisation.
Programme Officer Fundraising and Project Development
Christina joined Justice & Peace in 2017 to empower change makers from all over the world. She is an international lawyer, specialising in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and has substantial experience in projects promoting human rights, democracy and peace.
Manja de Graaff
Programme Officer Fundraising
After completing her Latin American Studies in Leiden, Manja left to Mexico where she was born, with the aim of realizing her dream of working with Latin American human rights organizations and social movements. Through fundraising, she had the opportunity to work with various Mexican human rights organizations and collectives. Back in the city where she grew up – The Hague – she continues this work at Justice & Peace, where she will have the opportunity to work with local change makers from around the world and a passionate team. In her spare time, Manja loves jogging and reading Latin American literature.
Programme Coordinator Shelter City
Even in the toughest situations, there is space for laughter, beauty, and love. Human Rights Defenders worldwide are daily finding ways to fight for peace, call for justice and build societies for the next generation. This drives Maral to support HRDs in whatever possible way. As a programme coordinator of the HRD team, Maral dreams of growing the global network of safe havens for HRDs.
Programme Officer HRD Security Trainings
Marinah is a curious mind, intrigued by powerful stories of resilience, influence, and change. This led her to step away from the legal profession and seek a path in human rights. Her curiosity has also helped expand her skillset in more ways than one. At Justice & Peace, she supports the coordination of the training that human rights defenders receive and the creation of safe spaces that they deserve.
Programme Officer Human Rights Defenders
Hyeong-sik is an pragmatic idealist with a passion for human rights. Hyeong-sik has worked on evidenced based advocacy, organisational strategy and capacity building with human rights defenders.
Liselot van Zantvoort
Programme Coordinator Migration and Human Rights
During her studies, Liselot did a research on the ineffectiveness of the Dutch migration policy. Its inhumane management made her driven to work on its improvement. Liselot is an organizer with a natural talent for bringing people together. As a true team player, she ensures smooth collaborations with partners and guidance for the Samen Hier community. Besides her work, Liselot enjoyes herself on the dance floor, the beach in The Hague or on a mountain top.
Kirsten de Mik
Programme Officer Migration and Human Rights
Kirsten has a background in cultural anthropology and is committed to a fair and humane asylum policy. Working in a concrete and meaningful way energizes her, she loves a challenge, and enjoys meeting new people. At Justice & Peace she is working on setting up various community sponsorship variants in the Netherlands and expanding the partner network of Samen Hier.
Senior Communications Officer
Before starting at Justice & Peace, Marjolijn worked as a communications advisor in diverse profit and non-profit organisations. She coordinates the communication activities of Justice & Peace and its initiatives as well as the organisation of public events.
After living in Canada and Malaysia and finishing her studies in International Relations and Affairs in the UK, Aisha moved to The Hague to start her career in human rights. She now takes care of the organisation’s external communications, and communications for the Shelter City programme.
Maranke de Krieger
Office Manager & Online Communication
After working for several companies and NGOs, Maranke joined the Justice & Peace team. On top of the regular tasks of an office manager, Maranke takes care of online communication and graphic design. Besides her work, Maranke loves travelling with her family, playing music with her band, reading books and streaming series and movies.