Shelter City Tour
in Zwolle from 24 June to 24 July, 2022
Outdoor photo exhibition of human rights defenders
The military coup in Thailand in 2014 caused many, including myself, to become victims of the repressive government. Today, I continue to advocate for political and civil rights in my country by monitoring and reporting human rights violations and working on building a movement with youth and networking groups across the country.
In Nigeria, you constantly have to worry about what you do, with who you are, what time you go out, what time you return. Despite the difficulties and challenges that I have faced, as a young women’s rights defender and LGBTI activist, I fearlessly defend and stand up for the LGBTI community through my work.
The portraits in this exhibition are made by Dutch photographer, Daniella van Bergen. Daniella has worked with human rights defenders in Shelter City and with Justice & Peace for the last 7 years. Through her vibrant and powerful portraits, Daniella hopes to amplify the voices and the very human stories of those she portrays.
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This exhibition was created by the students of Windesheim Honors College and the Municipality of Zwolle, in collaboration with Justice & Peace Netherlands and Daniella van Bergen and with the support of the National Postcode Lottery. The current exhibition in The Hague is a collaboration with Justice & Peace, the municipality of The Hague, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.