What is The Hague X Beirut?
A non-profit project that supports Human Rights activists and artists in Lebanon.
With every donation and purchase you are contributing to the basic needs of three human rights activists and more than 20 artists.
Together we can support activists on the ground so that they are more effective in building a better Lebanon for everyone.
Donate on our GoFundMe page or purchase a canvas.
. We use the proceeds to provide the basic needs fo three human rights activists and to pay the artists
What do we want to do?
As the Hague Peace Project, we want to step out of the NGO mainstream where often whilst trying to be a “force of change”, an NGO itself can become the very force that “limits” change. We want to change that. This is why the goal of The Hague X Beirut is to put all of our tools to the sole benefit of the people of Beirut without taking over the narrative. We don’t want to be the spokesperson, but rather the microphone for a civil society that deserves to be heard.
How do we want to do it?
Step 1. We embarked on new collaborations with Lebanese artists and created the online platforms that we needed.
Step 2. We started to raise awareness of the situation in Lebanon while refining the project’s structure.
Step 3. We received applications from Lebanese activists who wished to become part of our basic income support program. Meanwhile, we started selling the first canvases.
Step 4. We decided to let our Lebanese and international followers decide who will be selected, in order to have a democratic and transparent selection process (otherwise, we would have had to rely on a smaller amount of people to make that decision, and we don’t trust our own biases).
Between March 13 and March 27, you will be able to vote for the activist whose projects you find most urgent.
Three activists will be selected and will have access to our basic income program.
Meanwhile, you can get to know them through our media channels, including this website and Instagram.
Where do we stand?
We strive for impartiality, yet passionately support human rights and recognize that by handing the spotlight to those affected, we indirectly take a political stance. It’s important to know that Beirut remains a fragmented political environment. Because of this, we abide by The Hague Peace Project’s code of conduct and we stand against discrimination, whilst being aware that our work is not completely unbiased.
We Are Not Doing This Alone
Our partners are part of the community, and, like us, they firmly support human rights.
We joined forces with the brilliant independent podcaster Amanda Haydar, founder of Let’s Talk Peace.
Email Us at Projects@thehaguepeace.org for activists, writers, and general inquiries; at Social@thehaguepeace.org for artists
We are building an online sales campaign based on the incredible works of our collaborating artists.
In this way, we raise funds to support our activists, we spread the names of our artists, and we fill our homes with the totems of our community.
Not only will you have access to exclusive and unique canvases, but also to our digital photobook, sold at a lower price point to make increase accessibility:
We are producing a crossover book which unites the storytelling potential of a photographic book with the visuals of Instagram.
In this way, you will finally be able to delve into the stories of our activists, and have a close up view of what it is that compels them to fight for a better Lebanon.
Join the Community, Join the Change
Follow us at @thehaguepeaceprojects to know more
Talk about us with your family and friends: they may give you a nice canvas and photo book combo for Christmas!
You can donate, buy, and pay in installments
Also come to our online events and get extra discounts!”
Find us on Social Media!
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
On IG @thehaguepeaceprojects, #TheHagueXBeirut
Email at Projects@thehaguepeace.org for activists, writers, and general inquiries and at Social@thehaguepeace.org for artists.
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Dalila Cataldi – Project manager, Instagram Team Leader
“There’s no such thing as problems. There are only challenges.”
Anna Pryczek, Instagram Team
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” -Leonardo da Vinci
Daniel Melo, Instagram Team
“There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Akif Aliyev, Instagram Team
“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” – Ovid
Eline Benting, PR Team
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Pearse Quinn, Fundraising Team Leader
“When faced with adversity seek solutions not excuses”
Alicia Cotillas Vélez, Fundraising Team
“Continuará la guerra hasta que la naturaleza nos llame y haga inevitable nuestra civilización” (José Pepe Mujica)
Sophia Bremo, Fundraising Team
“Everything negative – pressures, challenges – are all an opportunity for me to rise.” -Kobe Bryant
Hasnaa Ahrar, Fundraising Team
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” Dr. Seuss
Birgit Gobel, Fundraising Team
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better it’s not”- Dr. Seuss
Vittoria Malgioglio, Project Leader of The Hague X Beirut
“Every choice we make is powerful” – Forest Steven Whitaker
The Team of The Hague X Beirut