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Humanity in Action The Netherlands is an international educational non-profit organization, and part of a collaborative learning community in Europe and the United States. We are committed to a society with a solid rule of law. Humanity in Action The Netherlands informs, connects and inspires young people to engage in dialogue and take action for human rights, democracy and inclusivity. 

We engage young people in our shared history to inspire them to create an inclusive society.

Our Programs

There is a concrete urgency to push for active and social citizenship among the new generations for the preservation of open societies. To this end, Humanity in Action The Netherlands develops intense, stimulating educational programs for high-schoolers, college students and – recent – graduates. We support local, community – based initiatives, offer Professional Fellowships, and organize training sessions as well as public events for larger audiences. Together with experts from academia, activism, the arts, journalism, politics and the corporate sector, we explore critical social justice issues in the Netherlands in our programs.

Our Network

Over the past 20 years, Humanity in Action has built up an international network and now consists of more than 2,000 committed human rights defenders. In the Netherlands, this highly diverse network counts more than 300 alumni, the so-called Senior Fellows. They are entrepreneurs, artists, lawyers, journalists, politicians and activists. They steer our common future.

We support and work with those who ask questions and dare to be critical, of themselves and of others.

Our History

Humanity in Action The Netherlands was founded in 1999 as the third partner organization within the international Humanity in Action network.

This network has since expanded to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ukraine, France and Poland and is coordinated by Humanity in Action Inc. in the United States, New York.

Since 1999, Humanity in Action The Netherlands has organized the Amsterdam Fellowship. This program makes connections to contemporary issues relating to human rights and diversity in the Netherlands. The focus is on providing participants with the insight that individuals have the power to make a difference, even when confronted with the most challenging issues.