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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Lush X Neighborhood Feminists

As the days once again shorten, we’ve taken to lighting candles in the evenings. (Boo Daylight Savings Time!) Nevertheless, our moods remain buoyant, thanks in part to the light and lovely perfume lingering in our new workspace from shampoo bars donated by Lush, the natural cosmetics company.  We’re also most pleased to announce that, starting […]

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Nominated for an anti-poverty prize

We’re excited to be on the shortlist for the Omarmprijs 2020 (or ‘Embrace’ Prize 2020). Launched by PACT, the Amsterdam platform which connects the municipality of Amsterdam, the business community and social organizations, the annual Omarmprijs spotlights local initiatives fighting against poverty. Like us, the other nominees are all actively helping folks and building hope […]

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