Expanding our team!

In the past year, our projects have continued to grow to such an extent that we’re now seeking two new board members to strengthen the Neighborhood Feminists team. The positions begin at the end of August 2022 and last for 1 year, with the possibility of a contract extension. We are looking for people who […]

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No one is free until we are all free

On July 1st, we’re closing the Neighborhood Feminists office and pausing our social media to observe Keti Koti (or Dia di Abolishon), marking the abolition of slavery. It took until 1863 before the Netherlands officially ended slavery in Suriname and the former Antilles. The horror continued, however, as enslaved people were forced to work another […]

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Let’s Talk About Periods.

Click here to read this post in Dutch. For nearly a decade, people around the world have been marking May 28th as International Menstrual Hygiene Day. Beyond promoting good menstrual health and hygiene on this day, their goal has been to end period stigma and break the silence around period poverty. We love this goal–all […]

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The NF Glossary

Welcome to NF Glossary! We recognize that practicing intersectional feminism means embracing a whole new vocabulary – something that isn’t as easily accessible to everyone. We’ve created this glossary of common terms and definitions to help you along the way.  This list of terms is not exhaustive, nor will it likely ever be. As we […]

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Menstruation Stations

In order to better meet the rising need for menstrual products in Amsterdam, in August 2021 we launched our Menstruation Stations project. Menstruation Stations are cabinets that are placed by us in easy-to-reach locations. They are stocked and kept replenished with free period products for anyone in need, no questions asked. Why Menstruation Stations? Period […]

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The kids are alright

Does much of the news these days get you down? It certainly affects us from time to time. As we see it, that’s all the more reason to notice the things that are going well.  During each term, students at the International School of Haarlem (ISH) have a dedicated day for exploring social justice issues. […]

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Stepping up for Ukrainian refugees

The UN has declared an expected total exodus of some 5 million Ukrainians, with hundreds of thousands already on the move in the violent wake of Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. The first Ukrainian asylum-seeking refugees have already arrived in the Netherlands. Just as with other refugees, Neighborhood Feminists will help Ukrainian refugees to the full […]

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Solidarity Makes us Better

Here at Neighborhood Feminists we talk a lot about how it takes a village, and how our work wouldn’t be possible without support from you and others in our community. Tackling period poverty in this city feels daunting at times; there are lots of people in vulnerable positions and many steps needed before we are […]

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