“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards on another in a spirit of brotherhood’. This is article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and my starting point each working day. Needless to say that there is still a lot of work to be done!”
Nadja Houben is one of the founders of Human Rights in the Picture and the current director of the foundation. With her organisation she works on stortytelling and impact through audio-visual art and shines a light on human rights violations by giving people a voice through film, music, photography and other forms of art. She is a lawyer by training and has worked for several human rights NGOs in Geneva, for the Dutch Ministry of Justice in The Hague and as a consultant.