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 Suzan Goes,
Suzan.Goes[at], Programme Officer Shelter City. More information can be found here (in French here).


  • November 2017: launch of the new call for applications
  • December 2017: deadline for applications 
  • January 2018: Selection by the selection committee
  • From February 2018: start of the programme for new participants