Everyone can become a Change Maker. Being aware is the first step.
This is why we tell the stories of the Change Makers that we work with. We also collected online resources for human rights defenders so that they can build their capacity and improve their work. On top of that, we publish reports resulting from our research in our field of expertise. With them, we bring your attention to global and Dutch issues of human rights and social justice. This is how we can accomplish lasting change.
Resources for human rights defenders
The Digital First Aid Kit
The Digital First Aid Kit aims to provide preliminary support for people facing the most common types of digital threats. The Kit offers a set of self-diagnostic tools for human rights defenders, bloggers, activists and journalists facing attacks themselves, as well as providing guidelines for digital first responders to assist a person under threat.
Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders
This manual is a tool to help human rights defenders develop their own personal security plans and protection mechanisms. It draws on Protection International’s 25 years of experience, and includes a step-by-step plan to help human rights defenders assess threats, and protect against vulnerabilities.
The Safety and Security in Human Rights Work training
The Safety and Security in Human Rights Work training will equip you with the knowledge and skills to protect yourself, your team, your information, and the people whose rights you are trying to uphold from external threats. The modules include key concepts related to security culture, personal security, psychological well-being, and digital security.
EVALUATION REPORT: Samen Hier Student Community
The Samen Hier Student Community is a joint initiative by the Unicef Student Team The Hague (USTTH) and Justice & Peace. The initiative is student-led and aims to build an inclusive network between (international) students and refugee youths in the Hague. The Student Community is part of Samen Hier – the community sponsorship movement in the Netherlands where groups of friends or acquaintances can contribute specifically to safe havens and safe routes for refugees.
IMPACT REPORT: Community sponsorship of resettled refugees in Dutch municipalities: an achievable possibility!
In June 2022, we published the impact report about the Samen Hier pilot in Rotterdam. In the report, we look back on the results, the experiences, and the recommendations of the Samen Hier sponsor groups, the municipality of Rotterdam, VluchtelingenWerk Nederland and the executive partner organisation Rotterdam Verwelkomt Vluchtelingen. These are positive and promising. All those involved see added value in this approach and a public-private partnership for the reception of resettled refugees.
The Barcelona Guidelines on Wellbeing and Temporary International Relocation of HRDs at risk
The Barcelona Guidelines are based on the research findings from a project and discussions between coordinators, wellbeing service providers, and researchers from around the world at an international retreat in Barcelona in June 2019. You can find the guidelines in 5 languages on https://www.hrdhub.org/wellbeing