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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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Shelter City Netherlands: Appel à candidatures pour relocalisation temporaire en septembre 2021

Justice et Paix aux Pays-Bas (Justice and Peace Netherlands) lance un nouvel appel aux défenseur(e)s des droits humains en danger pour participer à l'initiative Shelter City vers septembre 2021. La date limite d’envoi des candidatures sera le 14 mai 2021 à 23h59 CEST (heure d'été d'Europe centrale).

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Shelter City Países Bajos: Convocatoria para reubicación temporal en septiembre 2021

Justice and Peace Países Bajos abre nuevamente la convocatoria para defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos en situación de riesgo que deseen participar en el programa Shelter City (ciudad refugio) a partir de Septiembre de 2021. El plazo para postularse finaliza el 14 de May de 2021 a las 23.59 (hora central europa).

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Shelter City Netherlands: Call for Applications for September 2021

We are launching a new call for human rights defenders at risk to participate in the Shelter City programme around September 2021. The deadline to apply is 14 May at 23:59 (CEST).

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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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Upcoming arrival of new Shelter City guests in the Netherlands

Justice & Peace is excited to announce the upcoming arrival of a new group of human rights defenders to Shelter City in the Netherlands for a period of three months during the spring of 2021.

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Extra safe spaces for journalists at risk, especially women journalists in Shelter City The Hague

For the next five years, Shelter City The Hague will provide more safe spaces to journalists coming from countries where freedom of expression and press freedom are restricted, with a special focus on supporting women journalists.

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York becomes the 18th city in the world and the first in the UK to join Shelter City

Justice and Peace Netherlands and the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), making the city of York in the United Kingdom (UK) the 18th Shelter City.

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Women Human Rights Defenders Day 2020

November 29 is International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. On this day, we celebrate and pay tribute to courageous women from all over the world, who are at the forefront of the collective struggle for the protection and advancement of human rights. 

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