HagueTalks - How to generate positive change for transgender people worldwide? 



HagueTalks is an organization that believes that looking at peace and justice from a variety of angles and perspectives sparks innovative thinking and acting. On International Transgender Day of Visibility, #haguetalks invited us to celebrate transgender people around the globe and acknowledge the courage it takes to live openly and authentically. Nadja Houben, our director of Human Rights in the Picture, discussed how she tries to generate positive change for transgender people worldwide with our organization. Furthermore, other inspiring speakers such as Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Chris Rijksen, Lilit Martirosyan and Nancy Siblini also discussed their views on this topic.   

The event was co-organised by Museon and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Watch the talk here:


Crowdfunding action for Paola - Resilience & Solidarity Program


Paola, a trans woman from Honduras, was the first participant in the newly created Resilience and Solidarity Program. A project Human Rights in the Picture started in order to support individuals that have inspired us deeply and never left our hearts. 

We met Paola while we were shooting our film m/f/x last year in Honduras. She suffered horrific violence in her life and inspired us because despite having suffered terribly she was still able to remain cheerful, strong, and determined to make the most out of her life. Paola is currently applying for refugee status in Madrid. She is safe but life is not easy. 

Therefore, throughout the month of December, we organized a crowdfunding action for Paola. Together with filmmaker Koen van Suidgeest, we were able to successfully reach our goal and raise 3,265 euros. With the money, we raised with the help of all our lovely supporters we are able to help Paola rebuild her life in Spain. The money we raised will be used to provide her with essential things like medicine and clothes as well as contributing to her education and achieve her dream to become a medical assistant.

Resilience & Solidarity Program: Campaign for Paola


The Long Haul presents a 4 weeks around the world virtual screening tour 


To keep the spirit of our project alive in these times of the pandemic with no possibilities for physical film screening, Human Rights in the Picture is hosting online screenings with Q&A’s from mid-November to mid-December. These will take place in Arabic, Spanish, Dutch, and English in order to reach individuals around the world with this inspiring story. The Q&A’s will include leading figures from the documentary: experts in the field of human rights. This is the perfect opportunity to watch the Long Haul and get answers to your personal questions as well as sharing your insights about the future of human rights with us!
Keep an eye out for extra upcoming info on our website and social media platforms!

College Tour

Bahia Tahzib-Lie – the Dutch Human Rights Ambassador - and Nadja Houben – Director of Human Rights in the Picture – are visiting universities around the Netherlands to stimulate dialogue with students through a human rights film screening. Their workshop offers a great opportunity for students to critically reflect and interact on contemporary human rights issues shown in the film.
Due to COVID, the college tour was slightly delayed but we are starting soon with online film screenings in Utrecht, Maastricht, and a real-life screening in Leiden.

Utrecht: 17 November 18:00
Maastricht: 19 November 16:00
Leiden: 21 Oktober 17:45 

Keep an eye out for extra upcoming info on our website and social media platforms!


Thorn from M/F/X made it to the big screen

thorne.jpgThe non-binary Thorn Roos de Vries one of the protagonists from our documentary m/f/x is currently portraying the role of the first non-binary character in Dutch television. In the high school drama SpangaS Thorne portraits the role of the teenager Lesley. Human Rights in the Picture is very proud of this amazing achievement! 
Click this link if you wanna know more about Thorne’s acting experience:





Hers is Ours

Hers is Ours is a Collective that works on the issue of Violence Against Women (VAW), and gender discrimination at large. The organization focuses on creating awareness of healing and empowerment through art. 

The Collective is based in Agra, India, and they reached out to us in order to expand their work internationally. As VAW is unfortunately a global social & systematic issue Human Rights in the Picture is supporting their important work by sharing our knowledge and the large network of creatives and human rights activists in order for Her is Ours to reach their goals.

One of their first projects we supported in realizing was the documentary Our Odyssey is Red. This documentary is based on the lives of the Krantikaris (revolutionaries in Hindi), a group of daughters of sex workers from Kranti, a Mumbai based NGO.

The trailer of Our Odyssey is Red:

If you want more info or support them yourself go to the website for more:


Podcast - Asymmetrical Haircuts with Victor Fokke and Nadja Houben

Screenshot_2020-10-06_at_10_11_59.pngNadja Houben (Human Rights in the Picture) and Victor Fokke (filmmaker) were interviewed on Asymmetrical Haircuts, a podcast that reinforces a different view on social justice. In the podcast, the foundation documentary The Long Haul is thoroughly discussed. 
You can listen to the podcast on or search - Episode 29, The Activist Lawyer with Nadja Houben and Victor Fokke - on your favourite podcast app.