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Change Maker stories

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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.  

Sheyla, advocating for freedom of information in Venezuela

Stand with journalists

Viktoria, “It is important to immerse newcomers in local society”

Start a Samen Hier-group

Zabib, balancing motherhood and activism in South Sudan

Support women's rights defenders

Muriel, connects Arabic and Dutch culture as a community builder of Samen Hier

Bridging the gap between cultures

Félix, shedding light on the harsh reality in Mexico, despite the dangers

Support journalists

Leo, honouring a volunteer’s support of human rights defenders

Thank you Leo!

Annelies, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Educating global citizens

Carmen, helping women define their future in Venezuela

Support human rights defenders

Aether & Hemera, creating safe havens through light

A safe haven for everyone