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Change Maker stories

Whether they are a nurse turned indigenous rights defender from Nicaragua, a group of friends setting up a maker’s space for refugees in Greece, or designers from Eindhoven using their creativity and skill to assist human rights defenders, these people are leading change in their communities and worldwide.

These are the stories of Change Makers, people around the world making a change for a fairer, more just world, for everyone, everywhere. Read, be inspired, and join the movement for change!

Because we believe that anyone can be a Change Maker.  

Nataliia, a journalist in service of human rights

Stand with journalists

Czarina, being an activist when they’ve labelled you a terrorist in the Philippines

Stand with human rights defenders

Mohamed, helping refugees overcome the obstacles he once faced as a newcomer

Support newcomers in your city

Elleke, working together on a new future for refugees in The Hague

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Dr. Wes Bellamy, mediating for real change

Discover the Change Maker in you

Louisa, challenging gender-based violence in Nigeria

Support human rights defenders

Madi, a voice for change in The Gambia

Support local change makers

Génesis, standing up for justice in Venezuela

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Traoré A, dreams of liberty for the LGBTIQ in Mali

Support human rights defenders