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The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs shares the story of former Shelter City guest Atoq
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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.

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Two internship positions now open at Shelter City The Hague
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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.

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Internship position at Shelter City Utrecht
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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.

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December 9, 2021

Launch of the new Shelter City branding & website

We are happy to present our new branding and website.

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Shelter City tour with the Dutch Human Rights Ambassador, Bahia Tahzib-Lie
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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.

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Shelter City outdoor exhibition travels across the Netherlands
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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.

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A tribute to Ileana Lacayo, Nicaraguan journalist and human rights defender
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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.

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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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David Gómez Gamboa shares his experience of the limitations to academic freedom in Venezuela
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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.

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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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Introducing LGBTIQ+ rights defender Alassane, winner of a NOW-US Award
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October 22, 2019

Introducing LGBTIQ+ rights defender Alassane, winner of a NOW-US Award

Former Shelter City guest Alassane wins the NOW-US Award. Here we introduce her.

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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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