Justice and Peace is a non-profit organisation based in The Hague, dedicated to defending and encouraging respect for human rights and social justice worldwide and in the Netherlands.
We have a practical approach, which we can always adapt to the needs of a changing world. Thanks to our 50 years of experience, we know that the most effective way to achieve our vision and mission is to support the actions of local change makers. Change makers are the grassroots people and organisations dedicated to bringing concrete and positive change to their communities. Whether they are human rights defenders, activists, artists, bloggers, lawyers or policy officials, or whether they are volunteers, language teachers, students or company directors. By bringing these people and organisations together and giving them the means, resources and (international) contacts to achieve their goals, we contribute to the promotion of human rights worldwide.
Through our initiatives such as Samen Hier, but also through our lobbying, we actively work for the safe entry of refugees into Europe. We also work on initiatives to accelerate the integration of newcomers in the Netherlands. With our global initiative Shelter City and our trainings for human rights defenders, we offer crucial support to human rights defenders at risk, so that they can continue their work safely and effectively in the long term. Through temporary relocation, we provide them with the opportunity to take a break, and we offer them access to security training and opportunities to expand their network. In addition to our projects, Justice and Peace promotes respect for human rights by raising awareness of these rights through events, publications, petitions and educational programmes.
As Justice and Peace coordinates two programmes, we will organise two activities focused on the topic of migration and refugees, and another on the topic of human rights defenders. We will also be planning other events throughout the year and would like the opportunity to share them on the platform (more information to follow).