Since the establishment of the first Shelter City in 2012 in The Hague, the initiative has been expanded to a network of twelve cities in the Netherlands. Since 2016, a growing number of cities outside the Netherlands have provided a temporary safe haven for human rights defenders, providing them with the valuable tools and resources to do so.
From Tbilisi to Dar es Salaam and beyond, Shelter City is growing internationally to reach and help human rights defenders around the world. Justice and Peace strives to work with local governments and human rights defenders to expand the initiative with more international Shelter City Hubs, which requires the structural expertise and the necessary help. By expanding the Shelter City network, human rights defenders will be able to influence the lives of more people in more places.
Do you want to know how your city can become a Shelter City? Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining the Shelter City Network
International Shelter City Hubs in the future- Shelter City is currently expanding, with new international Shelter City Hubs to be announced in the coming months. Do you want to know everything about the latest international Shelter City Hubs? Follow the Shelter City Facebook page or sign up for the Justice and Peace e-newsletter .