Justice and Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for applications for at risk human rights defenders to participate in Shelter City . The deadline for applications is 14 May 2021 at 23:59 CEST (Central European Summer Time). Please be aware that special conditions apply because of the COVID-19 situation. 

Shelter City provides temporary safe and inspiring spaces for human rights defenders at risk where they re-energise, receive tailormade support and engage with allies. The term human rights defender is intended to refer to the broad range of activists, journalists, scholars, writers, artists, political figures, lawyers, civil rights defenders, independent media professionals, civil society members, and others working to advance human rights and democracy around the world in a peaceful manner.

Shelter City offers the human rights defender a shelter for three months, during which they will rest, re-energise, gain new skills, extend their network and raise awareness about the situation in their country. At the end of the programme, participants are expected to return with new tools and energy to carry out their work at home.
From September 2021 onwards, several cities in the Netherlands will receive human rights defenders for a period of three months.
For further information and application please click here.