April 25, 2023
Global Citizen explores Shelter City
Shelter City was recently featured in a Global Citizen article that explored the concept of safe havens for human rights defenders.
The article by Jaxx Artz, was published on April 12th, 2023, and delves into the needs of human rights defenders and the role that safe havens such as Shelter City can play in providing vital support.
The article features interviews with several individuals in the field, including Jodesz Gavilan, a journalist and human rights defender from Manila. Jodesz having had first-hand experience with Shelter City last October, discusses how participating impacted her work.
Aisha North, former Communications Officer of Shelter City, also provides her perspective on the initiative, the skills and well-being benefits it provides to human rights defenders throughout its training weeks.