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Thank you National Postcode Lottery and its participants!

With the support of the National Postcode Lottery and its supporters these last 3 years, together with our partners, we have been able to welcome over 60 human rights defenders from all corners of the world to Shelter Cities across the Netherlands.

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We stand with Afghans

After two decades, the Taliban has seized power over Afghanistan again. Taliban insurgents swept through the country, capturing all major cities in a matter of days as Afghan security forces crumbled, which ultimately led to the collapse of the Afghan government.

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Human rights in crisis?

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Kay Hollanders embarked on a research project to find out how the pandemic has become an obstruction in the path to advance human rights and whether it has led human rights into a state of crisis.

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Vote for the Mural of Change!

Vote for the Mural of Change as your favourite outdoor artwork in NPO Radio 4's Buitenkunstverkiezing / Outdoor artwork competition!

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Directors of Human Rights Space organisations meet with Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

On 23 June 2021, the Executive Directors of Justice & Peace, Human Security Collective, and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, met with Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, for a fruitful discussion on the state of the Dutch civil society; from the perspective of our three organisations, and within the broader European context.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Launching the Shelter City Alumni Community

Justice & Peace Netherlands has just launched the Shelter City Alumni Community for human rights defenders, and kicked off the platform last week with an online celebration for alumni of Shelter City in the Netherlands.

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