Financially supports Shelter City Middelburg, connects defenders with local allies, and spreads awareness
The quiet and relaxing city of Middelburg provides human rights defenders at risk with a safe and welcoming environment where they can take time for themselves, rest and re-energize. Here, they can take their mind off of their work, while focusing on themselves.
During their stay, defenders can access tailored support such as language courses, medical care, and recreational activities. They can also attend courses at the local Roosevelt College.
The welcoming community of people and students in Middelburg provides defenders with many opportunities to build and strengthen their solidarity networks. Shelter City Middelburg also organizes events and lectures with defenders, together with local organizations, the municipality, and educational institutions.
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.