Join us on June 23 as we turn our focus to democracy: where it stands, where it’s going, and what can be done to preserve it.

Democracy sits at a critical juncture. Independent monitors have noted that less than 20 percent of the world’s population now live in a ‘free’ country – the lowest level since 1995. From disinformation and political polarisation, to rising authoritarianism and the erosion of public faith in institutions, the current challenges to its resilience are myriad. Nonetheless, the drive from civil society to protect it remains despite these troubling trends.

At this next edition of the peace&justice café, explore how these changes in the landscape affect the work of the peace and justice ecosystem, network with organisations playing a role in determining the future of democracy, and come away with new connections, insights, and goals.

If you would like to share your experiences or have a suggestion of a great organisation you would like to see at this café, please contact

Thursday, 23 June 2022
16:00 – 18:30 CEST
Hybrid Event
Join us in-person at
The Hague Humanity Hub City Centre, or online on Zoom

Watch this space for speakers to be announced soon!

The event will also be moderated by Connor Sattely.

The peace&justice café

is the new networking event series for cross-sectoral connection and collaboration for a more peaceful and just world. Launched by the Hague Humanity Hub in collaboration with the Municipality of The Hague, it convenes the peacebuilders, justice innovators, researchers, humanitarians, impact entrepreneurs, policy makers, and other changemakers from The Hague and beyond. By strengthening our connections, we can help offer concrete solutions for today’s complex and pressing problems and increase our collective impact.

Thanks to our partners!


what’s the role of the private sector?

peace&justice café 

For the fourth edition, we highlighted the role the private sector can, should, and does play in driving a more peaceful and just world. Professionals of The Hague’s public, private, and non-profit sectors explored how the private sector chooses to respond to these calls and how NGOs, governments, and international organisations can shape this expanded role that they are carving out.

Thursday, 14 April 2022
16:00 – 18:00 CEST
Hybrid (In-Person at the Humanity Hub City Centre, and online on Zoom)

The Hague in the world and the world in The Hague

peace&justice café 

For the third edition, we discussed together with professionals from The Hague’s ecosystem what kind of impact The Hague is making in the world, and how the world is represented here in The Hague. Is the international city of peace and justice truly international? How are members of the Hague’s ecosystem focused on making a more peaceful and just world developing partnerships across borders, even during the pandemic?

Thursday, 27 January 2022
16:00 – 18:00 CEST
Humanity Hub via Zoom

where now for climate justice

peace&justice café 

For the second edition on November 30, we discussed where we go now in the search for climate justice after COP26. What were the outcomes of #cop26? Did this ‘historic opportunity’ mean that we that we will be able to keep the temperature of the planet under control and limit its increase to 1.5 degrees? Are the promises that governments made on producing less carbon going to reverse the trends? 

Tuesday, 30 November 2021
16:00 – 18:00 CEST
Humanity Hub via Zoom

touching base in a shifting world

peace&justice café launch event

For the first edition on June 15, we exclusively spotlighted (Hague-based) female leaders to share their perspectives on how the(ir) world has been shifting. The recent and sustained global upheavals have uprooted societies, disrupted ways of working, and exacerbated systemic inequalities and injustices. How can the Hague community of professionals respond and navigate this shift together?  

Tuesday, 15 June 2021
16:00 – 17:45 CEST
Humanity Hub via Zoom