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.

Contact us

Our team

Daphne Mirabel
Daphne Mirabel

Legal-social worker,
vluchtelingen in de knel

Dianne Marong
Dianne Marong

Legal-social worker,
vluchtelingen in de knel

Our stories

Yendri, mobilizing LGBTIQ+ communities in Venezuela
Yendri works on advancing the rights of Venezuelan LGBTIQ+ individuals. Find out more about his work through a podcast episode and documentary.
Shelter City Utrecht
Nataliia, a journalist in service of human rights
Nataliia documents human rights violations and the plight of minorities such as the LGBTQ+ community, migrants, and people living with HIV.
Shelter City Nijmegen
Angel Sulub, keeping Mayan values alive
Angel, an indigenous rights defender from Mexico, shares how he is working to keep Mayan values alive.
Shelter City Nijmegen
Juvie, using documentation as a tool against injustice
Juvie, a human rights defender from the Philippines, shares her journey of over a decade in grassroots activism and documenting human rights violations.
Shelter City Maastricht
Iván, reflecting on his journey as a human rights defender
Iván, former diplomat and Shelter City Amsterdam guest, shares his personal journey of becoming a human rights defender.
Shelter City Amsterdam
Iván, reflexionando sobre su trayectoria como defensor de los derechos humanos
Iván, antiguo diplomático y huésped de Shelter City Amsterdam, comparte su trayectoria personal como defensor de los derechos humanos.
Shelter City Amsterdam
Kiruba, fighting caste cruelties in India
Read Kiruba's story of challenging caste-based atrocities and discrimination in India.
Shelter City Nijmegen
Arsène, adding drops of justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Arsène shares his story as a human rights defender and lawyer in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Shelter City The Hague

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