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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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Mid-term evaluation of the Samen Hier pilot

In our mid-term evaluation, we have looked at the experiences and results of Samen Hier until June 2020. These first results are largely positive, and create a solid foundation for Samen Hier.

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A humane migration policy

From 1 to 17 March, a ‘Lopend Vuur’ (‘Spreading the Fire’) was spreading through the Netherlands, during which vigils and routes took place in more than seventy villages and towns. The campaign showed that there is support for a different migration policy.

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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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Valentine’s day campaign initiated by residents of Moria refugee camp

On Valentine’s day Now You See Me Moria asked us to contribute to spreading awareness about the situation in Moria. ‘’Is there any love left for the people in Moria?’’

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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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Martin Luther King Lecture 2020: ‘We cannot walk alone’

On 10 December, International Human Rights Day, we had the pleasure of hosting this year's annual Martin Luther King Lecture in The Hague. Watch the event replay!

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Human rights, the Rotterdam way

On the 10th of December, the International Day of Human Rights, two Sudanese refugees arrived in Rotterdam directly from their host country Egypt. On this Human Rights Day, the two refugees were welcomed by Rotterdammers who want to fight for their human rights and for a good start of their new future in Rotterdam.

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