As long as there is hatred and violence, Mensen met een Missie is committed to changing beliefs that lead to discrimination, exclusion and violence across the globe. Your organisation can help us create a violence-free world for people who are excluded because of their religion, oppressed because they are women or discriminated against because of their ethnicity. Together we can have an even greater impact. We believe in the power of collaborating with organisations that share our vision of a world without hatred and violence. Organisations that, like us, are committed to tackling the core of the problem: changing harmful convictions that lead to hatred and violence.

Partnering with Mensen met een Missie means you are working towards:

Less polarisation

We believe that violence stops when people start talking. We know how to challenge harmful beliefs and promote peace and reconciliation: by listening and offering another point of view. By telling an alternative story that connects people. You or your organisation can help us to convert harmful beliefs about religion, gender and ethnicity into powerful connections that will outlast hate.

Sustainable and bottom-up change

We believe that positive, lasting change starts bottom-up. Our local partners truly are people with a mission: community leaders, religious leaders, local organisations and young people with passion and boundless commitment. Your -financial- contribution is directly put to use within communities and by the people in Africa, Asia and Latin America who suffer daily from hatred and violence.

Equality regardless of gender, religion or ethnicity

Our programmes include a special focus on equality between men and women, the emancipation of women and girls, and the involvement of young people as change makers in peace-building processes. We therefore focus on strengthening the position of women and youth in decision-making processes. We also address the core of the problem: harmful religious views that have a negative impact on the position and treatment of women and girls and marginalised ethnic and religious communities.

GHR and Mensen met een Missie set out to reimagine what is possible when communities lead the way. An inspiring collaboration between Mensen met een Missie and local partners along the Kenya Coast resulted in co-creation of the ‘Connecting the Dots’ program in Tana River Kenya, which established principles for cooperation and trust built and has contributed to a peaceful pre-and post-2022 presidential election period and transition of power.
Mary Dalsin Program Officer, GHR

Current partnerships we are proud of

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The role of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is crucial in shaping foreign policy and promoting Dutch interests abroad. The ministry aims to foster peace and prosperity through diplomacy and international cooperation. The Mwanamke, Amani na Usalama 2.0 (MAnU) programme, which focuses on women’s involvement in conflict mediation and peacebuilding in eastern DRC and Burundi, and the Jisra programme, which focuses on freedom of religion and belief in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Uganda, Mali, and Nigeria, were both funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

GHR Foundation

GHR Foundation, a US-based foundation, is a global funder that aims to promote equity, dignity, and care worldwide. Globally GHR supports the Catholic Church and related networks in their service to those most vulnerable around the world. The ‘Connecting the Dots’ initiative was launched in Kenya through our valuable partnership. This initiative contributed to peaceful pre- and post-2022 presidential elections in Tana River County.

ASN Foundation

ASN Foundation supports projects that align with ASN Bank’s pillars: human rights, biodiversity and climate. The ASN bank and its foundation made it their mission to exclusively use their investments to promote sustainability in society. Thanks to ASN Foundation, MM was able to start activities in the Netherlands countering polarization and connecting people through dialogue.

Hofstee Foundation

The Hofstee Foundation was founded and established as an endowment fund by the Hofstee family. Its mission to improve the lives of the many poor people in the world is closely inspired by the gospel. The Hofstee Foundation has supported a two-year program aimed at restoring dignity and improving living conditions for youth in India, Cameroon, and Indonesia.

Templeton Foundation

The US-based John Templeton Foundation supports research and catalyzes conversations that inspire people. The Foundation’s goal is to gain a deeper understanding of the most perplexing questions facing mankind. Thanks to the Foundation’s support, we launched a two-year program in collaboration with Utrecht University. The #Harmony program aims to build a model of social media influencer-instigated depolarization in India, Indonesia, and Iraq.

Kerk en Wereld

Kerk en Wereld, a fund of the Dutch Protestant Church, supports large and small initiatives that connect people, regardless of your faith, color or background. Thanks to Kerk en Wereld, Mensen met een Missie was able to start a program in the Netherlands that connects MBO students on polarizing topics through dialogue.

Ask Vien all your questions about partnership opportunities

Vien Sawor

Partnership manager

If you wish to explore the possibilities of working together in a more durable way, please contact Vien Sawor, partnership manager. Together we can look at the best way you or your organisation can contribute to the work of courageous people worldwide.