Director of Bureau Wijland
Beautiful landscapes and unique nature make Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, and its surroundings a perfect space for human rights defenders to recharge their energy and focus on their wellbeing. Whether they are taking a stroll through the forest, riding a bike through the city or attending sport classes, defenders have the opportunity to take a break in a safe and inspiring environment.
At Shelter City Nijmegen, we want to make sure that the stay of the defenders is as fruitful as possible, which is why we offer them university and language courses at Radboud University. Our tailored support enables defenders to strengthen their knowledge and capacities in areas relevant for them and their work.
In Nijmegen, the human rights defenders can count on the support and companionship of our volunteers and buddies. Together with our partners, we also organize activities and events for the defenders to meet the local residents of Nijmegen and make useful contacts. This enables the defenders to extend their network, which can be useful when they return back home.
Director of Bureau Wijland
Intern and support at Shelter City Nijmegen, Bureau Wijland
Coordinates Shelter City Nijmegen and the stay of the guests
Financially supports Shelter City Nijmegen and connects the Mayor of Nijmegen with every guest
Provides facility support
Provides housing to guests during their three-month stay
Provides English lessons to guests that would like to improve their English
Provides courses at the university and connects guests with academics in relevant fields
Organizes visits to high schools in Nijmegen and connects guests with local youth, women and NGOs
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.