Stepping up for Ukrainian refugees

The UN has declared an expected total exodus of some 5 million Ukrainians, with hundreds of thousands already on the move in the violent wake of Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. The first Ukrainian asylum-seeking refugees have already arrived in the Netherlands. Just as with other refugees, Neighborhood Feminists will help Ukrainian refugees to the full […]

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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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Happy New Year!

Dear friend,  We’ve rounded the corner of the new year and as we all get settled back into our regular routines and prepare for the year ahead, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your unwavering support over the course of 2021. It was by no means an easy year for anyone, […]

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Thank you.

Animation by Lieke Milder / W+K How can we describe how much we’ve loved discovering our posters around Amsterdam without using too many exclamation points? (Jump to the bottom for a gallery with a bunch of the posters and stickers in the wild!) A huge thank you and fist-bump to all the allies and volunteers who […]

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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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