Eindhoven is a large international city. People from Eindhoven stay connected not only to the city, but also to global developments: Think Global, Act Local. Eindhoven now offers human rights activists temporary relocation, giving them a space to catch their breath. This makes Eindhoven the 13th city in the Netherlands to welcome human rights defenders.

Our support


Shelter City Eindhoven is committed to the wellbeing of human rights defenders. Eindhoven perfectly combines a lively atmosphere and many opportunities to relax. It hosts large green areas and several historical sites, making it the perfect place for human rights defenders to take a break and recharge for three months.

Tailored support and capacity-building

The Shelter City Eindhoven team provides human rights defenders with a wide variety of  activities that can accommodate their needs and wants. This includes psychological support, network building, activities to un-stress.

Engaging with local allies

At Shelter City Eindhoven, human rights defenders have a platform to share their stories with the residents and raise awareness on human rights. They can also engage with local organizations and stakeholders. The Shelter City Eindhoven team offers sparring partners to strengthen the network, ideas and knowledge of human rights defenders.

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Our team

Salma Hussein
Salma Hussein

Intern at vluchtelingen in de knel

Daphne Mirabel
Daphne Mirabel

Legal-social worker,
vluchtelingen in de knel

Dianne Marong
Dianne Marong

Legal-social worker,
vluchtelingen in de knel

Our stories

Zabib, balancing motherhood and activism in South Sudan
"Being an activist shouldn’t stop women from having children, and having children shouldn’t stop women from their activist work. Let’s not give up."
Shelter City Rotterdam
Félix, shedding light on the harsh reality in Mexico, despite the dangers
Learn more about Félix, a Mexican photojournalist and a human rights defender.
Shelter City Amsterdam
Jhon León: defensores de los derechos humanos unidos por Shelter City para cambiar el mundo
Jhon es un defensor de derechos humanos colombiano. Aquí reflexiona sobre cómo Shelter City ha impactado, de manera positiva, su vida y trabajo.
Shelter City The Hague
Jhon León: Shelter City unites human rights defenders to change the world
John is a Colombian human rights defender. Here he reflects on how Shelter City has positively impacted his life and his work.
Shelter City The Hague
Raúl, creating safe spaces for the LGBTIQ+ community
Read about Mexican LGBTIQ+ defender Raul and his work to provide shelter to LGBTIQ+ persons.
Shelter City Utrecht
Wiecza, fighting for a better future for Venezuela
Learn more about Wiecza, a Venezuelan lawyer and human rights defender.
Shelter City Eindhoven
Numan, fighting for LGBTIQ+ rights in Malaysia
Learn more about Numan and his work to support the LGBTIQ+ community in Malaysia.
Shelter City Amsterdam
Manjula Pradeep, the inspiring activist behind Shelter City
Manjula Pradeep is an Indian human rights defenders and the inspiration behind Shelter City.
Shelter City Europe

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