The Hague Humanity Hub partners with She Matters to host traineeships

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The launch of our Lotus Flower Programme is just around the corner. And what’s more, we’ve partnered with The Hague Humanity Hub to host 2 of our participants for a traineeship in their café!

About The Hague Humanity Hub

The Hague Humanity Hub is an international platform and meeting place where NGOs, knowledge institutes and entrepreneurs work together to promote innovation in the field of peace, justice and humanitarian action. The Hague Humanity Hub provides attractive offices and co-working spaces, meeting rooms, workshops and events for her members. The Hub has its own, 60-seat café, where a catered lunch is served. The Hub caters itself for it’s 6 meeting rooms and hosts 1-3 receptions a week, up to a maximum of 40 persons. Receptions up to 150 persons are catered by and external organisation.

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The future café hosts are friendly persons who make the difference. That’s why they’re looking for a sparkling, enthusiastic, pro-active persons who feel connected with Humanity Hub’s mission and are willing to go the extra mile for their guests. Do you love to work in a dynamic environment at a high service level and are you a hands-on kind of person? You just might have found your dream job as their café host!

They are looking for 2 part-time trainees, to work independently and together with the Hub staff.


  • Responsible for opening the café in the morning and closing it at the end of the day
  • Welcome members and meeting room guests with authentic enthusiasm
  • Preparing coffee/tea/drinks for guests at the café and for meetings
  • Prepare, refill and clean up the catered lunch buffet
  • Take care of electronic payments
  • Collect dishes and operate the dishwasher
  • Keeping the café, the bar, dishwasher area and it’s machinery tidy
  • Take care of refilling and cleaning the coffee machines in 3 pantry’s
  • Keep up stocks
  • Support your colleagues if help is needed, for example in catering for events or meetings
  • Help with your ideas on how the Hub can keep improving their services


  • You have work experience in hospitality, serviced offices and/or NGO’s, preferably with a link to the humanitarian field
  • You have an excellent standard of spoken and written English
  • You enjoy providing the best possible service to people and this comes naturally, with a smile
  • You have a sociable personality and you take good care of your appearance
  • You are customer focused, hospitable and a constructive team player
  • You are flexible and available to work evenings during occasional events

She Matters Lotus Flower Programme

This position is part of our Lotus Flower Programme, which includes assistance with child care, weekly workshops on additional job skills, mentorships and psychosocial support.


For questions about the traineeships or Lotus Flower Programme, please contact Christina Moreno at or 06 – 19173293. If you think you’re who we’re looking for, please email your resume and a short introduction of who you are and why you’re the person for this job. We’re excited to hear from you!

Fabio KanagaratnamThe Hague Humanity Hub partners with She Matters to host traineeships
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Unity In Diversity’s 1st Anniversary Gala

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Last weekend, She Matters was honoured to attend Unity In Diversity’s 1st Anniversary Gala.

In many ways, UID is a sister organisation to us. The event brought together game changers committed to tackling issues around diversity and helping newcomers to settle into their new life.

Congratulations to Miracle Chinwenmeri Uche and her team

Nadia KramarenkoUnity In Diversity’s 1st Anniversary Gala
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The era of solidarity and empowerment

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On Sunday the 7th of January every human rights advocate, both male and female, had a reason to celebrate. History was being made during the Golden Globes Awards ceremony when the first black woman was awarded the Cecile B De Mille Award. That same woman gave a speech announcing the start of a new era; an era when men and women alike work together to achieve a world that is equally safe regardless of one’s gender.

Even though Oprah Winfrey was speaking mostly about sexual abuse, the message she conveyed was much broader: she strengthened the feeling of solidarity with all women that is awake since the #MeToo movement of October 2017. Today, women are noticed more than ever, and so is their vulnerable position.

Zuza NazarukThe era of solidarity and empowerment
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New Year resolution: equal employment opportunities

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In the dawn of 2018, the She Matters’ crew would like to wish a happy and a safe year to everyone on the planet.

We recognise the importance of work as an engine of personal growth, both within the society and within an individual household, therefore our New Year’s resolution is: continue the journey of friendly disruption so that one day we can wake up in a world with equal employment opportunities for everyone, regardless of their nationality and gender.

Zuza NazarukNew Year resolution: equal employment opportunities
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104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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On 14 January, the Catholic church celebrated the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Pope Francis calls for solidarity with migrants and refugees at every state of their migratory experience and with respect to their differing religious beliefs. The main message of this year’s edition is: “Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees”.

Zuza Nazaruk104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees
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17th edition of UN International Migrants Day

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Dear friends,

Earlier this week we celebrated the 17 th edition of UN International Migrants Day. This year’s theme can be best summed up using two quotes: ‘Migration isn’t so much a problem to be solved but a human reality to be managed’; said William Lacy Swing, the Director General of International Organization for Migration in his statement observance of the day.

Zuza Nazaruk17th edition of UN International Migrants Day
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She Matters attends closing ceremony of the Know Your Rights Project

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On 18 December, She Matters was at the closing ceremony of the Know Your Rights Project. The project is a first of its kind legal empowerment program for young asylum seekers and refugees. It is designed and implemented by four core project partners – New Dutch Connections, Leiden Law School, Pro Bono Connect (NJCM – Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten), and DLA Piper.

Nadia KramarenkoShe Matters attends closing ceremony of the Know Your Rights Project
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Love has no labels

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Edited by Zuza Nazaruk

The scene opens with a big screen showing different couples showing love and affection towards each other. They are hidden behind a curtain, so the audience can only see their skeletons. After a few seconds, the curtain was raised, revealing a kaleidoscope of genders, colours and ages – because Love has no Labels.

Julia VriendsLove has no labels
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She Matters attends the International Migration Organization’s Skills2Work Closing Event

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We’ve recently attended the International Migration Organization’s (IMO) Skills2Work Closing Event, held in Brussels on 30 November 2017. The Skills2Work project aims to facilitate labour market integration of refugees by promoting the early validation of formal and informal skills and competences.

Nadia KramarenkoShe Matters attends the International Migration Organization’s Skills2Work Closing Event
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