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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.  

Marcel, integrating refugees into the job market to fight exclusion

Discover what refugees have to offer

Manon, training human rights defenders to also care for themselves

Support human rights defenders

Kiruba, fighting caste cruelties in India

Stand for equality

June, defending her right to stand up for others in Thailand

Support human rights defenders

Juan, opening a studio to 'new' Rotterdammers

Discover what refugees have to offer

Jerry, inspiring the next generation of activists

Help build an inclusive society

Irwin, forging a space for civil society in Burundi

Help build an inclusiv society

Hooman, a social entrepreneur integrating Dutch people to newcomers

Discover what refugees have to offer

Hellie, setting initiatives for refugees in motion

Discover Haagse Huiskamer in action