Every year, the Dutch League for Human Rights awards the Clara Meijer-Wichmann medal to a person or group that has made a special contribution to human rights in the Netherlands. Because human rights are not self-evident in the Netherlands either. The childcare benefits scandal is an example of this.

In 2022, the medal was awarded to Chermaine Leysner, Renske Leijten and Pieter Omtzigt. Their enormous commitment to combating the violation of the fundamental rights of users of the childcare benefits, was the reason for this.

On October 30, 2022, the medal was already awarded to Renske Leijten and Pieter Omtzigt (read the report of the event here). Sadly, Chermaine Leysner, as a representative of all parents fighting for their rights, was prevented by illness at the time. On March 30, we will put her in the spotlight and award her the medal during a second event. Renske Leijten and Pieter Omtzigt, both members of the House of Representatives, will also be present.

This event is a collaboration between the Dutch League for Human Rights, Faith in Human Rights, study association Trinitas and Centre of Expertise Global and Inclusive Learning.


4 pm – 4:45 pm Presentation of the Clara Meijer-Wichmann medal
with the opportunity to ask questions to
Chermaine, Renske and Pieter
4:45 pm – 5 pm Performance spoken word artist
5 pm – 5:30 pm Interview with Akram Achahboun, youth ambassador
for Amnesty International and ICT student at THUAS,
moderated by a student from study association Trinitas
From 5:30 pm Chatting during drinks

Join us

Do you want to be present at this festive event? And start a conversation about human rights? You are most welcome.

Please let us know you are coming via the registration form

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