Human rights defenders & security

Submit a hrd

Twice a year, through email and social media, Justice and Peace launch calls for HRDs. If you would like to receive the call by email, please contact us at info [at] You can also join our Facebook or Twitter in order to be informed when the calls are launched.

Once HRDs have registered themselves, an independent selection committee makes a choice from the applicants.

Do you know a human rights defender (HRD) who is threatened because of his / her work and who might benefit from the Shelter City initiative? Please contact Alexia Falisse,
Alexia [at], Programme Officer Shelter City. More information can be found here (in French here).


  • 15 November 2016: launch of the new call for applications
  • 5 December 2016: deadline for applications 
  • 10 January 2017: Selection by the selection committee
  • From February 2017: start of the programme for new participants