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
Meet Caroline Rucah, Kenyan LGBTIQ+ rights defender

Watch a short documentary and learn more about Caroline Rucah, LGBTIQ+ rights defenders from Kenya.

Shelter City Utrecht
Asha’s photo hangs proudly on my wall

Nikki supports human rights defenders that stay in Shelter City Rotterdam. According to Nikki, being a part of Shelter City has changed her life.

Shelter City Rotterdam
Louisa and Asha: defending human rights in Nigeria and India during the COVID-19 pandemic

Louisa and Asha are two human rights defenders and former Shelter City guests who shared with us how their work has changed during the pandemic.

Shelter City Rotterdam
Mohammed Azaiza shares his experience of being stuck in Gaza while dreaming of Amsterdam

Mohammed Azaiza is a human rights defender from Gaza who was unable to relocate to Shelter City.

Shelter City Amsterdam
How William’s perseverance left a mark on numerous residents of Nijmegen

Yara was part of the Shelter City Nijmegen team for two years. During her time, she met inspiring human rights defenders such as William from…

Shelter City Nijmegen
José and Jorge: Defending the rights of the LGBTIQ+ population in Central America

José and Jorge are human rights defenders that fight for the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community, which faces great discrimination and violations in Central America.

Shelter City Costa Rica
Francis: defending human rights in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kenyan human rights defender Francis shared with us the consequences of the pandemic on his work and how he keeps fighting.

Shelter City Groningen
Dinah: defending human rights in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kenyan human rights defender Dinah shared with us the human rights situation in Kenya during the pandemic and how she continues doing her work.

Shelter City Nijmegen
Lookkàte: defending human rights in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thai human rights defender Lookkàte shared her difficulties in fighting for human rights during the pandemic, her strategies and her tips on self-care.

Shelter City Maastricht
Génesis Dávila on human rights in Venezuela and her work as human rights defender

Génesis started fighting for human rights in Venezuela during the Maduro's regime with great determination and a clear vision.

Shelter City Rotterdam

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