5 November 2017 - 13 December 2017
Commemoration for refugees who died on their way to Europe
We invite you for the commemoration for refugees who died on their way to Europe. Join us on Sunday, November 5th at the Hofvijver The Hague.
We think it is important for The Netherlands to commemorate these people. Our hope is that a memorial is organized in many more cities. Would you like to commemorate next year or do you know people who can do this? Come to the commemoration on Sunday, November 5th.
Thousands of people have died nameless and in silence while seeking protection and safety in Europe. In 2014 and 2015 more than 3.000 people died each year, in 2016 the number of deaths reached to 5.000 and this year 2856 people passed away at European borders (source: missing migrants IOM). On Sunday, 5th of November we commemorate them with as many people as possible in The Hague.
15h15 – 16h45
Hofvijver (intersection Spui, Lange Vijverberg)
Program led by Henk Baars
Singer-songwriter Ed Struijlaart
Speech by Ad van der Helm
Testimonial from Mohammed Taha
Everyone is welcome!
Come and show that we must not forget them.
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5 December 2017
Justice and Peace joins coalition to stop controversial European copyright bill
Copyright laws are supposed to protect authors and creators. But taken to an extreme, they can stifle innovation, access and creativity. The latter, is the direction that a new bill put before European lawmakers seems to be heading to.
1 December 2017
Maastricht locals start petition for Afghan teenager and family facing deportation
The local Maastricht community has started a petition to stop the Dutch government from sending back Afghan teenager Haroon and his family.
1 December 2017
Deventer becomes 11th Dutch Shelter City
From 2018 onwards, the city in collaboration with local organizations will provide one human rights defender at risk a temporary shelter for a period of three months.
21 November 2017
15 November 2017