By Ronny Taferner Even in liberal cities like London, homophobia is still a thing. According to London police the number of reported crimes against homosexuals had doubled over the last five years. Last year, more than 13.000 reports were made, the number of unreported crimes is expected to be much higher. Our reporter Ronny talked to Londoners to ask them how they experience homophobia and … Continue reading “I don’t think we’re safe anywhere”
By Bart Jacobs Wednesday the 6th of November marked a nationwide teacher strike in the Netherlands. In cities all over the country teachers protested against budget cuts and showed the government that they should make education the number 1 priority. Teachers and children showed this by wearing t-shirts and holding up signs that said ‘I am not the number 1 priority’. This was inspired by … Continue reading “Education should be the number 1 priority”
By Fleur Withagen Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Slovaks care about their freedom and cherish this right with their hart. But how free is Slovakia and their press, especially after the murder on Ján Kuciak? On the Freedom Festival in Bratislava on Friday 24 May, I met Tomáš Kriššák, a 32-year-old project … Continue reading Freedom in Bratislava
By Romy Caverlé and Marijn Butter We had the honour to be at the election party of the two parties SPOLU and Progressive Slovakia. We talked to the candidates on the list and asked them about what their opinion is on women rights. Also, check out our photo essay to get to know the candidates. Continue reading What do Slovak politicians have to say about women rights?
Written by Chirine Aboussaad and Charisa Chotoe ZAGREB, 25 May 2019 – On Saturday 25 May, Election Silence Day, Zagreb was one of three Croatian cities, alongside coastal cities Zadar and Split, to host ‘Hod Za Život’ which translates to Walk for Life; a pro-life march. It was the fourth time that Zagreb hosted the march during which thirteen pro-choice activists were arrested. Croatian cities Osijek … Continue reading “You can’t make a choice for another person”
By Esmee Bakker and Elisa Vrij Hungary is the only country in the EU that protects life from the moment of perception. That’s why abortions are very restricted and difficult to get for women. In the infographic and podcast below, we explore this situation in depth together with Kristina Les, a Hungarian woman working for the Women on Web organisation. Women on Web helps women … Continue reading Abortion in Hungary
Made by Dyonne Onyema & Naomi de Ridder The Austrian parliament has approved a law that forbids young girls from wearing a headscarf in primary school on the 15th of May. We asked the Austrians for their opinion on this decision. Continue reading How do the Austrians view the ban on headscarves in primary schools?
Written by Yannick Grenouillat Every 27th of April, millions of people get on the streets to celebrate Kingsday. But how many people in the Netherlands still like the monarchy? According to research by Ipsos, the support for the monarchy has remained the same compared to 2018. 68 percent of Dutch people still think that the monarchy in the Netherlands should stay. Only 15 percent want … Continue reading The popularity of the Dutch royal family
Written by Charisa Chedie Aretha Franklin, 2Pac, Kendrick Lamar or John Coltrane: here are 25 songs to put you in the right activism mood. But before you press play, please take a moment to look at our top 5 curated by five Dutch changemakers. #1. This is America – Childish Gambino By Jenny Janssen, co-founder of NO THANKS! an organization creating awareness for sexual intimidation … Continue reading 25 revolutionairy songs you should listen to- including a top 5 by five Dutch changemakers
Made by Dyonne Onyema and Nina Büchs Since 1998, Festina Lente has been organizing a poetry competition in their cafe once a month. But why do people find poetry so important? Listen to this podcast to find out. Continue reading The importance of poetry