Shelter City Fellowship Programme: Justice & Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for applications for at risk human rights defenders to participate in Shelter City.
Application Deadline: 7th November 2021 23:59 CET (Central European Time).
Eligible Countries: All
To Be Taken at (Country): The Hague, Netherlands.
About Shelter City Fellowship Programme: 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 and independent media professionals, scholars, writers, artists, lawyers, civil and political rights defenders, civil society members, and others working to advance human rights and democracy around the world in a peaceful manner.
From March 2022 onwards, several cities in the Netherlands will receive human rights defenders for a period of three months. At the end of their stay in the Netherlands, participants are expected to return with new tools and energy to carry out their work at home.
Journalists’ Safe Haven Initiative
Justice & Peace aims to promote the safety of journalists, and in particular women journalists, worldwide so that they can build new strategies and continue their important work for freedom of expression in their country of origin. With support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Justice & Peace will be able to provide two additional temporary safe spaces per year in The Hague for journalists at risk and provide them with tailor-made support.
Shelter City and COVID-19
Please note that COVID-19 may pose certain challenges to the stay of human rights defenders in the Netherlands in 2022. These challenges can include:
Please consider these potential challenges carefully before applying to the programme.
Type: Fellowship (Professional)
Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Shelter City Fellowship Programme for Human Rights Defenders, the applicant must meet the following conditions:
*By conversational English we mean that participants’ level of English allows them to actively participate in a training, speak about their work, communicate with the host city, etc.
Note that additional factors will be taken into consideration in the final round of selection, such as the added value of a stay in The Netherlands as well as gender, geographic, and thematic balance. Please note that we can only accept human rights defenders currently residing in a third country under exceptional circumstances.
Number of Awards: 1
Value of Shelter City Fellowship Programme:
Duration of Programme: September to December 2019
How to Apply for Shelter City Fellowship Programme:
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