New volunteer vacancies!

Neighborhood Feminists is growing! We have exciting new projects ahead and have volunteer vacancies! Do you want to support our feminist, anti-racist and direct-action projects? We are looking for several new volunteers, with roles for Dutch-speaking as well as English-speaking people. Apply for one of the four teams:– Communication team (Dutch speaking only)– Neighborhood Market […]

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Black Lives Matter : Today and Every Day.

Black Lives Matter : Today and Every Day. Today marks one year since Dam Square filled with protesters calling attention to police violence and institutional racism. It felt like a pivotal moment. George Floyd’s murder in the United States caused the Black Lives Matter movement to gain significant international attention and support, so too in […]

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Menstrual Health Day: Bust the myths.

Happy Menstrual Health Day! This topic deserves its own day, and we thought we’d use this opportunity to bust a few myths about periods. Myth: “Only women menstruate” Truth: Not all women menstruate, and not all people who menstruate are women. For too long, societal dialogue about periods has been gendered in a binary way, […]

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Black Pride NL

Today we’re proud to celebrate the work of Black Pride Netherlands, who we are happy to share an office space with.  If you don’t know them already, Black Pride NL is a grassroots organisation and social justice movement centering and celebrating the Black LGBTQIA+ community and those of color. Black Pride NL was founded in 2020 and […]

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Reproductive labor explained

It’s no secret that women, and particularly women of color, are often the most under-valued, exploited and lowest paid members of our workforces. Often reproductive laborers, these workers experience disproportionately high rates of labor inequality.  This means that throughout history they have often had to be at the forefront of the strikes, fights and struggles […]

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What a month!

In just one month–ongoing pandemic notwithstanding–we voted in parliamentary elections, marked International Women’s Day (joining the Women’s March in Zuidoost!), and took part in the protest in Westerpark against racism and fascism.  We also ran our first awareness and fundraising campaign. On the awareness side, the “Learning, Growing + Taking Action” campaign took a closer […]

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A week on period poverty

We are wrapping up our campaign and have spent the final week talking about period poverty. This is a topic we are well acquainted with, as it was the impetus for our Dignity Kits project. The facts on period poverty tell us that this lived experience is much closer to home than many of us realize. It’s […]

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A Pandemic Campaign + A Journal

Parents teach children patience, explaining that progress never happens all at once, but rather step by step. Very rarely is a person defined by a single action; no one rises up and, say, ends poverty in one go. Instead, we’re defined by all the choices we do and don’t make in the good times–and in […]

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A week on abortion rights

The second week of our campaign has focused on abortion rights. We’ve jumped into information, tools and resources that help us to learn and grow our knowledge of (threats to) abortion rights and how this affects our community. Access to safe abortion is a human right, but the rise and normalization of the extreme right […]

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