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.
Donate and support Ali, a current Shelter City The Hague guest who is running a half marathon to fundraise for Shelter City!
Shelter City Utrecht & Peace Brigades International invite you to the film screening of not one, but two short films! The focus of the evening will be…
On the 17th of November, Marley, an LGBTIQ+ rights defender from Zimbabwe and the current Shelter City Amsterdam guest, is discussing ‘Intersectionality at the Grassroots’.
Justice & Peace Netherlands está lanzando una nueva convocatoria de solicitudes para sus iniciativas: Shelter City y la iniciativa Artists’ Safe Haven.
Justice & Peace Netherlands lance un nouvel appel à candidatures pour ses initiatives : Shelter City et l’initiative Artists’ Safe Haven.
Justice & Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for applications for its initiatives: Shelter City and Artists’ Safe Haven initiative.
Introducing Shelter City Utrecht guest, Marta Lempart, a women's rights and democracy defender from Poland.
Shelter City The Hague is offering four internship positions. Find out more on the position, when and how to apply here.
The Shelter City outdoor exhibition returns for one month in Zwolle to celebrate 5 years of Shelter City Zwolle.
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.