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In the 11 months following the on-site Fellowship program, our Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The Humanity in Action community is a great resource for getting support—be it with contacts, experience or good advice. Click here for short films featuring a selection of our Senior Fellows' Action Projects.
Orange the World - Haarlem
Orange the World - End Violence against Women was a campaign that Senior Fellow Alida Lianne Cluistra coordinated with partners in Haarlem.
Short Film: "Thin Ice"
"Thin Ice," a short film addressing the increasing fear of terrorism and the consequential prejudicial discrimination.
Stories of Womanhood
Stories of Womanhood is an initiative of Sharona Badloe and Sophia Blijden that aims to show the power of a personal story. In academic and political discussions on feminism, sexism, and discrimination, polarization seems to be omnipresent.
Martin Luther King Day
in 2018, Senior Fellows Aletta de Savornin Lohman and Nikki Niland helped Humanity in Action Netherlands commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy.
Definitely Family: Cross-border Families
Merel started her Action Project in the summer of 2017. She and her father left the Netherlands for Tajikistan by car. The goal was to meet families along the way to find out who they saw as an indispensable part of their family.
'All for Hungary' Documentary
Senior Fellow Swaan van Iterson interviewed and filmed a documentary about Hungarian university students who support the country’s far right Jobbik party.
Geert Spreekt Niet Voor Mij ("Geert Does Not Speak For Me")
A campaign enabling people in the Netherlands to distance themselves from Geert Wilders' xenophobic views using an iconic wristband and social media.
Martin Luther King Day
In 2014, three Dutch Senior Fellows collaborated to explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy within the context of current Dutch society.