Resilience and Solidarity Program

Resilience and Solidarity Program

Over the years, we have been privileged to meet inspiring, powerful survivors of human rights violations, threatened activists and artists. The Resilience and Solidarity Program is a project set up by Human Rights in the Picture to support some of those individuals who have deeply inspired us. Through this programme, we contribute to their lives through financial support, help in stabilising their lives and connect them to our network. The support we provide is long term support.


We met Paola when we were shooting our 2019 film m/f/x in Honduras. She suffered horrific violence and discrimination as a trans woman in Honduras. Amazingly cheerful, strong and with an inspiring lust for life she touched the film team deeply.
The threats to her life continued to a point she had to flee her country. With the help of several NGOs and the Netherlands Embassy in Madrid she could settle down in Madrid, Spain.

In December 2020, we organised a crowdfunding to help Paola finance her studies, find work and stabilise her life in Madrid. We raised 3,265 euros and built a safety net of people to help Paola with practical day-to-day matters. In 2022 she was eventually granted asylum in Spain and managed to get a stable job as a result of the Work Place Pride campaign by the Dutch Embassy in Madrid.

The GoFundMe campaign for Paola remains open as she builds up her new life and continues to support other LGBTIQ+ refugees in Spain.

Thank you for every donation, big or small!

If you are interested in screening one of our films, please send a request to There is no fee for students, NGOs and activists.