The Shelter City initiative was founded in 2012 in The Hague. Since then, the network has grown to 11 Dutch cities and 3 international hubs in Tbilisi (Georgia), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and San José (Costa Rica), in collaboration with government institutions and civil society organizations.
Justice and Peace seeks to work together with local governments and human rights activists to expand the initiative, while providing the structural expertise and assistance required. By expanding the Shelter City network, human rights defenders will be able to impact the lives of more people, in more places.
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