Photo Exhibition: Shelter City Groningen

31 May – 30 June, 2018
Harmony Building, University of Groningen 
Official Opening: 16:00-18:00, Thursday, 31 May

Look through the eyes of photographer Daniella van Bergen and learn about the exceptional people from around the world who stand up against violations of human rights and stand up for the freedoms of others. Whether they are journalists, lawyers, activists, artists – we call them human rights defenders.

Because of their work, human rights defenders are often subject to harassment, violence, and threats. Through the Shelter City Networkprogramme, human rights defenders can temporarily relocate to Groningen and ten other Dutch Shelter Cities for up to three months, where they can re-energise, strengthen their capacities, and expand their network.