Shelter City Programme Officer
The Hague provides human rights defenders at risk with a quiet and safe environment where they can take time for themselves, rest and re-energize. Here, they can pay attention to their wellbeing, enjoy the city’s nature with walks or bike rides by the sea, dunes, and local forests, or try the world cuisines available in the city.
During their stay, defenders can access tailored support such as language courses, medical care, and recreational activities. They also receive security trainings to develop their skills and tactics so that they return to their country with enhanced strategies. Defenders can trust that our vibrant team in The Hague will ensure they receive the support they require.
Since 2021, The Hague also provides two additional safe spaces to journalists at risk.
The diverse community of people and organizations in The Hague provides defenders with many opportunities to build and strengthen their solidarity networks. Shelter City The Hague also organizes events, workshops, and lectures with defenders, together with local organizations, the municipality, and educational institutions.
Shelter City Programme Officer
Coordinates the stay of the guests, provides tailored support, and connects defenders with local allies. Justice & Peace also coordinates Shelter City in the Netherlands.
Financially supports Shelter City The Hague, connects defenders with local allies, and spreads awareness.
Justice & Peace Netherlands está lanzando una nueva convocatoria de solicitudes para sus iniciativas: Shelter City y la iniciativa Artists’ Safe Haven.
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.
Shelter City The Hague is offering four internship positions. Find out more on the position, when and how to apply here.
The Shelter City outdoor exhibition returns for one month in Zwolle to celebrate 5 years of Shelter City Zwolle.
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.