In Shelter City Amsterdam, human rights defenders can take their time to rest and recharge, away from the threats and difficulties that come with their work. During their stay, they can take in the wonderful and exciting sights of the city and re-energize while being surrounded by the comfort and tranquility that makes Amsterdam a safe and inspiring space.
During their stay in Shelter City Amsterdam, human rights defenders are offered a personal experience tailored to their needs, including receiving psychological support and medical assistance from trained professionals. We also provide defenders with the opportunity to learn new skills and follow courses that can strengthen their work and allow them to continue more safely and effectively.
We support human rights defenders who wish to raise awareness for their cause by arranging opportunities for them to speak publicly about their work and the human rights situation in their country. This allows defenders to share their experiences with a wider international audience, broaden their network, and increase recognition for their fight for human rights.
Director, Tertium and Urgent Foundation
Coordinates the programme and supports their guests during their stay.
Financially supports the human rights defenders in Amsterdam during their stay.
Supports the Urgent Foundation’s work with human rights defenders in Amsterdam.
ÜniKuir and its co-founder Özgür Gür are awarded the Freedom from Fear Award for their work on LGBTQI+ rights in Turkey.
Justice & Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for applications for human rights defenders at risk to participate in Shelter City. The deadline for…
Justice & Peace Netherlands abre nuevamente las candidaturas al programa Shelter City. La fecha límite para los solicitudes es el 3 de mayo de 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…
This year, we celebrate 10 years of Shelter City and Shelter City The Hague.
Eindhoven joins the Shelter City movement and becomes the 13th Shelter City in the Netherlands.
You can now read an article on Atoq, human rights defender and journalist from Peru, and former guest of Shelter City.
Shelter City The Hague is looking for two interns. Find out more on the position, when and how to apply here.
Shelter City Utrecht is looking for an intern. Find out more on the position, when and how to apply here.
We are happy to present our new branding and website.
In 2021 and 2022, the Dutch Human Rights Ambassador is touring all Shelter Cities in 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.
We at Shelter City want to pay tribute to former guest Ileana Lacayo, a Nicaraguan journalist and human rights defender.
The Shelter City Alumni Community is an online platform for former Shelter City guests to connect, exchange expertise and cooperate.
We at Shelter City released a joint statement on the current state of human rights and human rights defenders, and on our continuous support.
We announce the cancellation of human rights defenders' relocation to the Netherlands.
Shelter City guest Dilip gave presentations to students on his work to protect the rights of the Chakma community in India.
Dilip was interviewed by the Asser Institute in relation to his human rights work in India and his fellowship at the Institute.
During the 2019 edition of Ride for Rights, the participants cycled through the Netherlands to support human rights defenders.
Colombian human rights defender Pedro joins this year's Ride for Rights to support Shelter City and other human rights defenders.