Join in as our 2024 fundraiser kicks off

Since 2019, some things have remained unchanged: The growing need in Amsterdam We want to continue providing essential period products to those in need. Over the past year, however, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the use of our Menstruation Stations, with usage of our Stations doubling since last year. This surge in demand for […]

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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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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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