Skip to content

Humanity in Action The Netherlands is an international educational non – profit organization. We are committed to a society with a robust 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 do this by:

We inspire

We inspire civic engagement for advancing social equity, responsibility and justice.

We educate

We educate tomorrow’s leaders on past and present human rights challenges through critical historical as well as contemporary inquiries and cross-cultural dialogue.

We connect

We connect an ever-growing international community committed to strengthening democracy, human rights, and pluralism.

Seeing beyond the realities our tribes want us to see

Through our work:

  • We affirm the importance of strengthening democratic values.
  • We foster environments in which individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities can engage openly and respectfully with contentious and challenging ideas and each other.
  • We support a vision of pluralistic societies that embrace differences and negotiate their boundaries through constructive political, social and personal dialogue and relationships.
  • We build a multinational, intergenerational community of emerging and established leaders who share the Humanity in Action values.

“We are of the belief that the measure of the robustness of democracy is its treatment of the most vulnerable communities. We believe that democratic values and the protection of minorities should never be taken for granted in Europe and the United States.” –  Ed van Thijn /  Co-founder of Humanity in Action The Netherlands and former mayor of Amsterdam.