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Wiecza, fighting for a better future for Venezuela
Numan, fighting for LGBTIQ+ rights in Malaysia
Manjula Pradeep, the inspiring activist behind Shelter City
Meet Caroline Rucah, Kenyan LGBTIQ+ rights defender
Asha’s photo hangs proudly on my wall
Louisa and Asha: defending human rights in Nigeria and India during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mohammed Azaiza shares his experience of being stuck in Gaza while dreaming of Amsterdam
How William’s perseverance left a mark on numerous residents of Nijmegen
April 29, 2022
Together for the 10-year anniversary of Shelter City
On 21 April we kicked off the celebrations of our 10-year anniversary with esteemed speakers, Shelter City guests, partners and friends.
April 21, 2022
Former Shelter City guest Özgür Gür receives the Freedom from Fear Award
ÜniKuir and its co-founder Özgür Gür are awarded the Freedom from Fear Award for their work on LGBTQI+ rights in Turkey.
April 20, 2022
Shelter City Netherlands: Call for Applications for September 2022
Justice & Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for applications for human rights defenders at risk to participate in Shelter City. The deadline for…
April 20, 2022
Shelter City Países Bajos: Convocatoria de solicitudes para septiembre de 2022
Justice & Peace Netherlands abre nuevamente las candidaturas al programa Shelter City. La fecha límite para los solicitudes es el 3 de mayo de 2022…
April 20, 2022
Shelter City Netherlands: Appel à candidatures pour septembre 2022
Justice & Peace Netherlands lance un nouvel appel aux défenseur(e)s des droits humains en danger pour participer à Shelter City. La date limite de dépôt…
April 20, 2022
Celebrating 10 years together
This year, we celebrate 10 years of Shelter City and Shelter City The Hague.
March 29, 2022
Eindhoven becomes the 13th Shelter City in the Netherlands
Eindhoven joins the Shelter City movement and becomes the 13th Shelter City in the Netherlands.
March 3, 2022
Resources for human rights defenders working in support of Ukraine
In light of the current events, we have put together some resources for human rights defenders working in support Ukraine.
February 10, 2022
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs shares the story of former Shelter City guest Atoq
You can now read an article on Atoq, human rights defender and journalist from Peru, and former guest of Shelter City.
February 8, 2022
Two internship positions now open at Shelter City The Hague
Shelter City The Hague is looking for two interns. Find out more on the position, when and how to apply here.
February 3, 2022
Internship position at Shelter City Utrecht
Shelter City Utrecht is looking for an intern. Find out more on the position, when and how to apply here.
December 9, 2021
Launch of the new Shelter City branding & website
We are happy to present our new branding and website.
December 1, 2021
Shelter City tour with the Dutch Human Rights Ambassador, Bahia Tahzib-Lie
In 2021 and 2022, the Dutch Human Rights Ambassador is touring all Shelter Cities in the Netherlands.
November 8, 2021
Shelter City outdoor exhibition travels across the Netherlands
After Zwole,Tilburg and Utrecht, the travelling Shelter City outdoor exhibition is now in Maastricht and next year will be in The Hague.
May 12, 2021
A tribute to Ileana Lacayo, Nicaraguan journalist and human rights defender
We at Shelter City want to pay tribute to former guest Ileana Lacayo, a Nicaraguan journalist and human rights defender.
April 15, 2021
Launch of the Shelter City Alumni Community
The Shelter City Alumni Community is an online platform for former Shelter City guests to connect, exchange expertise and cooperate.
January 25, 2021
York (UK) becomes the 18th Shelter City
The city of York in the UK joined Shelter City in providing a safe and inspiring space for human rights defenders at risk.
July 15, 2020
Shelter City continues supporting human rights defenders during the pandemic
We at Shelter City released a joint statement on the current state of human rights and human rights defenders, and on our continuous support.
May 6, 2020
David Gómez Gamboa shares his experience of the limitations to academic freedom in Venezuela
Venezuelan human rights defender David explained how academic freedom is limited in the country and how he fights for more freedom and university autonomy.
April 1, 2020
A spotlight on Shelter City in Georgia
We want to shine a spotlight on the two Georgian Shelter Cities currently supporting human rights defenders.