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Launch of the Shelter City Alumni Community
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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.

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York (UK) becomes the 18th Shelter City
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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.

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Shelter City continues supporting human rights defenders during the pandemic
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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.

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A spotlight on Shelter City in Georgia
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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.

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A tribute to Irina Paikacheva, Russian human rights defender
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March 26, 2020

A tribute to Irina Paikacheva, Russian human rights defender

We at Shelter City want to pay tribute to Irina Paikacheva, a Russian human rights defender and former guest of Shelter City.

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Cancellation of human rights defenders’ relocation to Dutch Shelter Cities
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March 16, 2020

Cancellation of human rights defenders’ relocation to Dutch Shelter Cities

We announce the cancellation of human rights defenders' relocation to the Netherlands.

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The Barcelona Guidelines for the Wellbeing of Human Rights Defenders
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January 14, 2020

The Barcelona Guidelines for the Wellbeing of Human Rights Defenders

We happily announce the publication of the Barcelona Guidelines on the wellbeing of human rights defenders at risk.

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Shelter City guest Dilip presents the Chakma community to students
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October 17, 2019

Shelter City guest Dilip presents the Chakma community to students

Shelter City guest Dilip gave presentations to students on his work to protect the rights of the Chakma community in India.

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Shelter City guest Dilip Chakma is interviewed by the Asser Institute
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October 15, 2019

Shelter City guest Dilip Chakma is interviewed by the Asser Institute

Dilip was interviewed by the Asser Institute in relation to his human rights work in India and his fellowship at the Institute.

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Shelter City has welcomed 200 human rights defenders in seven years
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September 19, 2019

Shelter City has welcomed 200 human rights defenders in seven years

We at Shelter City celebrate the arrival of the 200th guest and the achievements of our movement.

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Batumi joins Shelter City
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September 2, 2019

Batumi joins Shelter City

The city of Batumi in Georgia has joined the Shelter City movement in offering relocation and support to human rights defenders.

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Shelter City guest Daniel gives a presentation on human rights in Congo
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May 24, 2019

Shelter City guest Daniel gives a presentation on human rights in Congo

Daniel, human rights defender in Congo, gave a presentation to students on human rights in his country.

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Ride for Rights 2019
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May 20, 2019

Ride for Rights 2019

During the 2019 edition of Ride for Rights, the participants cycled through the Netherlands to support human rights defenders.

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Shelter City guest Pedro joins Ride for Rights
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May 3, 2019

Shelter City guest Pedro joins Ride for Rights

Colombian human rights defender Pedro joins this year's Ride for Rights to support Shelter City and other human rights defenders.

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The Ukrainian Leadership Academy visits Shelter City The Hague
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April 18, 2019

The Ukrainian Leadership Academy visits Shelter City The Hague

The students of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy learned more about human rights defenders while visiting Shelter City The Hague.

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Our participation in Model United Nations Alfrink
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February 8, 2019

Our participation in Model United Nations Alfrink

We participated in the fourteenth edition of the Model United Nations Alfrink, a simulation of the works of the United Nations for high school students .

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A spotlight on University College Groningen
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January 30, 2019

A spotlight on University College Groningen

University College Groningen, partner of Shelter City Groningen, published a video to promote Shelter City.

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Former Shelter City guest Irwin becomes a One Young World Peace Ambassador
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October 11, 2018

Former Shelter City guest Irwin becomes a One Young World Peace Ambassador

Irwin has been selected to participate in the One Young World Summit as a Peace Ambassador.

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