Amsterdam comes one step closer to equality and improved public health

We have celebrated Scotland’s step to make free period products universally available. We have seen other countries, such as the UK and France, also pass significant legislation concretely addressing period poverty. Unfortunately, there are still no such national measures in place in the Netherlands. Raising the minimum wage is the single most significant step the […]

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Advocacy progress in Amsterdam West!

Another advocacy win! Behind the scenes we’ve been working hard at getting period poverty on the agenda throughout the city of Amsterdam. Last Tuesday, Iris Pauw (GroenLinks) put forth a motion in the city district committee of Amsterdam West, urging the city district to take concrete steps toward ending period poverty in Amsterdam. We collaborated […]

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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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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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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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Rutte Cabinet Collapses : a brief explainer of the ‘Toeslagenaffaire’ and why it matters

Today the Dutch governing coalition stood down after an independent report confirmed tax authorities falsely accused over 26,000 parents of fraud, requiring them to pay childcare benefit debts that did not in fact exist. The government’s actions led to family bankruptcies, depression, divorce, and evictions, and targeted those with dual nationality and of limited means. […]

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