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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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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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