7 May 2018

Justice and Peace Board Member, Monique Frank, supports the Shelter City Bike Challenge!

Our proud board member of the Justice and Peace Netherlands, Monique Frank, is one of the biggest supporters of the Shelter City Bike Challenge.

When we asked her why people should donate to the Bike Challenge, she responded: “You simply just have to do it. It is so very important to donate, even if you give only €1. All the money is needed.”

Our proud board member of the Justice and Peace Netherlands, Monique Frank, is one of the biggest supporters of the Shelter City Bike Challenge. Monique has been a member of Justice and Peace since 2010 and a board member for 5 years, after a long and successful career as a Dutch diplomat. In the forty years she worked as a diplomat, the topic of human rights was an important theme, but also a topic close to Monique’s heart. In some countries she worked in, human rights were not always on the forefront of the agenda.

Monique witnessed the beginning of the Shelter City Network and has always been enthusiastic about the initiative. “It is a great way to help people [human rights defenders]  in danger and by giving them shelter for three months in the Netherlands.” She finds it inspirational how people from all over the world receive support through the Shelter City Network. Due to her own work experience, Monique understands the importance of supporting a human rights defender in danger.

Monique describes the Shelter City Bike Challenge as ‘fantastic’. “I am amazed by how the cyclists take a day or multiple days off to cycle for this important cause.” When we asked her why people should donate to the Bike Challenge, she responded: “You simply just have to do it. It is so very important to donate, even if you give only €1. All the money is needed.” And since the cyclist will be cycling 780 kilometres in just 7 days, she finds it very worth the money.

All that is left is a message for the cyclists: “I wish you all the best! It is fantastic what you all are doing, hold on! Hold on and I have all the faith in you. Good luck!”