Intentions, ideals & action

We’re back from our winter pause and what proved to be another very busy year. The highlights of the past year have been overshadowed by devastating developments that have seen us take to the streets (along with many others) in protest. Now and always, we stand in solidarity with people experiencing displacement, genocide, ecocide, or […]

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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 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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To consider on International Migrants Day

Daryll Ricardo Landbrug pursues radical equality through his many activities as a youth social worker, teacher, and public speaker based in Amsterdam. A Bij1 candidate for the 2021 Dutch Parliamentary elections, he’s one of the people we follow both on Instagram and in ‘real life’. Today, he shared some personal thoughts about International Migrants Day. […]

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This is a love poem

In Amsterdam, we’re approaching the shortest days and longest nights of what has been a heavy year for so many. This is a thank you note to all of you who have reached out, finding ways to connect and help, whether large or small, one time or systematically. The wonderful volunteers at Neighborhood Feminists (and […]

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