Each year around 20 human rights defenders from around the world stay in the Dutch Shelter Cities. This offers the chance to really personally contribute to the improvement of human rights worldwide. By listening to their stories, get together or to support them or the Shelter City network financially.
“Human Rights Defenders are the Agents of Change”
Shelter City Bike Challenge
780 Kilometers | 11 Cities | 7 Days
When we welcomed the eleventh Dutch Shelter City to our network in December 2017, one of the first supporters of our programme reacted:
“Wow, eleven cities. I feel an ‘Elfstedentocht’ is coming up!”
In response to this challenge, we will cycle 780km across the 11 Dutch Shelter Cities in just 7 days, with the goal to raise €25,000. With your sponsorship, you will be supporting and assisting in the protection of those that defend human rights. Sponsor or ride with us!
To contribute to the bike challenge, go here.
Would you like to ride? Simply fill out this registration form.
Become a Shelter City donor
Do you want to support the Shelter City network once or structural? Look for opportunities on the website of Justice and Peace, the initiator of Shelter City.
“How can you help from the West? Sign petitions, use Twitter, use Facebook! Help us change laws.”
Sponsor a Shelter City candidate
Organize a sponsorship or a fundraising for the human rights defenders. Using the form below for the possibilities.
Meet the human rights defenders and get into conversation during a debate, Talk, or movie night around one or more candidates Shelter City. Watch the calendar.
Shelter City friendship network
The Shelter City candidates have a busy schedule, but besides that it is important for them to relax and have a great social life. Therefore we are looking for volunteers to be part of the Shelter City friendship network, which occasionally meets up with the Shelter City candidates or want to do something with them. Look at the city pages to contact the Shelter City nearby.
Photo: Daniella van Bergen