Menno van der veen
Director, Tertium and Urgent Foundation
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.
Justice & Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for applications for human rights defenders at risk to participate in Shelter City. The deadline for…
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Gain firsthand insight into human rights in El Salvador through film and discussion in Utrecht.
Walk in solidarity with human rights defenders at Land van Ooij in Nijmegen.
Shelter City The Hague is offering an internship position. Find out more on the position, when and how to apply here.
Visit Maastricht for a week of inspiring activities and a celebration of human rights achievements.
Shelter City was recently featured in a Global Citizen article that explored the concept of safe havens for human rights defenders.
Shelter City Países Bajos: Convocatoria de solicitudes para septiembre de 2023 Vea esta convocatoria en inglés o francés. Justicia y Paz Países Bajos (Justice & Peace Netherlands) abre…
Shelter City Netherlands: Appel à candidatures pour septembre 2023 Consultez cet appel en anglais ou en espagnol. Justice et Paix Pays-Bas (Justice & Peace Netherlands) lance un nouvel…
Shelter City Netherlands: Call for Applications for September 2023 View this call in French or Spanish. Justice & Peace Netherlands is launching a new call…
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On 8 December, Honneur-David, human rights defender from DRC and a Shelter City Haarlem guest, will discuss the human rights in Southern Africa.
Join a photo exhibition "With no Ithaca awaiting" by current Shelter City Amsterdam guest and a photojournalist from Mexico, Félix.
Donate and support Ali, a current Shelter City The Hague guest who is running a half marathon to fundraise for Shelter City!
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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.