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FAQ – everything you want to know about #MeToo
FREQUENTELY ASKED QUESTIONS About #Metoo
What is the impact of victim blaming & why do people do it?
Trigger warning: this text contains examples of sexual harassment and violence In the Netherlands, more than half of women and 20 percent of men
Bystander Intervention Lost in Translation – (mis)Steps Towards Safer AZCs
Harassment, discrimination, intimidation and (sexual) violence are only some of the issues a person living in a Dutch Asylum Seekers Center (AZC) is subjected to
The right to feel safe in urban space
Everyone has the right to feel safe in public space. When people are afraid to be themselves or feel unsafe because of unwanted attention or
A change is needed: refugees speak up about safety in Dutch Asylum Centers (AZCs)
Discrimination, harassment and gender-based violence are persistent issues lurking in the shadows of the Dutch asylum system. In response to these issues, and their underrepresentation
3 pathways to preventing street harassment
What can we do to eliminate harassment and create public spaces where we all feel safe? Street harassment is still a global issue. The recent
Interview with Gabrielle Claushuis: “MyGappie [app] enhances the feeling of safety in public spaces”
Gabrielle and I meet on a zoomcall. As a Fairspace volunteer, I’m intrigued by her new app called MyGappie The app enhances the feeling
Passing the mic to male allies against gender-based violence
For 2020’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Fairspace launched our bold “Passing the Mic” campaign, calling on male allies to stand up
Bystander intervention: how to use it and how to improve it
It was a Monday evening, 12th of October 2020 at 19:00, when we, Eva, Nick, Sanne and Josien, were ready for our Fairspace workshop. As Corona has affected
Rising up: What we learned from community responses to the Coronavirus pandemic
In the wake of Covid-19, communities and organizations all over the world have been mobilizing to bring attention and respond to serious social issues that
What does the Coronavirus show us about economic inequality?
In the last few weeks, everything has changed. People’s movement (both nationally and internationally) has been restricted; health services around the world have been forced
Yes, sexual street harassment is a problem. No, that’s not the fault of black men.
A new petition against sexual street harassment was started last week by 19 year old Myrthe van der Houwen, and it’s already been signed thousands