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05-08-2020

Samen Hier Welcome Group “de Aardbeitjes”: Sharing experiences six months on

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16-07-2020

Artistic freedom is a human right: Statement by artists Karski & Beyond

A statement by artists Karski & Beyond regarding the Mural of Change and freedom of expression.

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15-07-2020

Joint reaffirmation statement from the international network of Shelter City responding to situation and needs of HRDs in times of COVID-19

Read the joint statement of the international network of Shelter City responding to the situation and needs of HRDs in times of COVID-19. Find the statement also available in Spanish and French.

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25-06-2020

EU: this is how to build a more humane European pact on migration and asylum!

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the shortcomings of the European Union’s (EU) migration policies clearly to light and once again stirred up the debate on their dismissive character and the lack of solidarity with refugees and EU border countries. With the European Commission expected to soon launch a new pact on migration and asylum, Justice and Peace sees an opportunity for a different, more humane, EU policy.

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23-06-2020

Justice and Peace officially joined the 500 children campaign!

The Dutch government continues to refuse to shelter some of the 2,500 unaccompanied refugee children residing in the overcrowded refugee camps on the Greek islands. A wide variety of Dutch organisations, municipalities and citizens therefore initiated the #500children campaign to encourage the Dutch government to show its solidarity.

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19-06-2020

Mural of Change: The story behind the mural

What is the Mural of Change, and how did it start? What does it represent, and who is portrayed? Read this article to find out more about this new landmark in The Hague.

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16-06-2020

Virtual Event with HRDs during COVID-19: Reflections and Recommendations

To listen to the voices of grassroots human rights defenders around the world, we hosted a virtual event with 3 former guests of our Shelter City initiative for HRDs. Read the article to find out what they said.

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16-06-2020

HRDs on COVID-19: Dinah, sharing experiences as a human rights defender in Kenya

This story is part of an interview series with former Shelter City participants on the impact of COVID-19 on their work and human rights. Read more about the situation in Kenya from women's rights defender, Dinah.

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13-06-2020

HRDs on COVID-19: Lookkate, sharing experiences as a human rights defender in Thailand

This story is part of an interview series with former Shelter City participants on the impact of COVID-19 on their work and human rights. Read more about the situation in Thailand from civil rights defender, Lookkate.

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