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.
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!
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.
World Refugee Day
On the 20th of June, it was World Refugee Day. To commemorate this day, our colleague Liselot attended a special event organized by Migreat. The campaign was started by Migreat to commemorate the thousands of people who have lost their lives whilst fleeing to Europe.
The Municipality of the Hague meets Shelter City guests
On 3 June, our two Shelter City guests in The Hague were introduced to the Mayor and a delegation of the City Council from the Municipality of The Hague.
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.
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!
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.
Centre stage to: Cultural Ambassador Mogos
The cultural and social differences between the Netherlands and the countries of origin of newcomers are usually big. However, new acquaintances, friends, and colleagues can help refugees find their way in a new neighborhood or at their new job. Unfortunately, many newcomers find difficulty in building a new social network in the Netherlands. A reason for Mogos to join Samen Hier as a Cultural Ambassador.