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5 tips on stepping up and speaking out in times of Corona

The corona crisis is presenting societies everywhere with a reality that they’ve never seen or experienced before. The pandemic’s impact on public spaces is obvious. Just as important is its effect on workplace culture. A new ‘work order’ We’re experiencing a new online work reality, where most of us are working from home without the …

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Skateboarding: a new future for inclusive public spaces

Combatting social injustice is a broad action, encompassing many different types of initiatives and interventions, including demonstrations, industrial action and skateboarding. Yes, you read that correctly: while one of these seems to be an outlier, when we take a closer look, we can understand how skateboarding can, and is, being used to tackle inequalities throughout …

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Creating alternative urban realities: best practices in urban acupuncture

When previously writing about urban acupuncture, I approached this topic in a general sense, describing the how and why, its importance and its potential for change. However, to fully grasp how urban acupuncture can create alternative and inclusive urban realities, let’s explore some concrete examples. Rethinking school yards in Barcelona One fantastic urban intervention is …

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Urban acupuncture: applying much needed relief to our cities

The New Year is a time that’s usually filled with ideas and aspirations of change. Whether it’s personal changes that you’ve decided to implement or wider, societal changes that seem a little bit more possible, this time of year is often marked as a hopeful time. However, while this feeling is prevalent, for many people …

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#METOO: ‘good people can do bad things’

Feeling burnt-out from #MeToo? So many stories, so familiar to many of us. The good news is important work is being done in the Netherlands to promote discussion and change. This was clear at the recent event ‘Sexual Violence And Masculinity: How Can Men Do Better?’ hosted by Atria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History, Emancipator, …

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Events: 2017 International Anti-Street Harassment Week!

This year, Hollaback! Nederland is excited to be a Co-Sponsor of International Anti-Street Harassment Week! Join us for our 7th annual week of awareness — April 2-8, 2017 — as we march and hold workshops, tweet chats, artist impressions and peer education to bring attention to this problem & engage our communities in solutions. For more information …

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Minister, maak straatintimidatie onderdeel van emancipatiebeleid

1 januari 2017. In de laatste maanden van 2016 ontving Minister Jet Bussemaker van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, en verantwoordelijk voor het Nederlandse emancipatiebeleid, twee belangrijke documenten: het VN-Comité dat toeziet op de naleving van het VN Vrouwenrechtenverdrag (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, door Nederland geratificeerd in 1991) deed verschillende …

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Niet strafbaarstelling maar voorlichting en bewustwording is oplossing straatintimidatie

“Lekker ding”, “psst schatje” en andere vormen van straatintimidatie kunnen binnenkort strafbaar worden in Amsterdam. Betekent dit dat vrouwen eindelijk naar hun werk kunnen, boodschappen doen, of hardlopen zonder seksueel getinte opmerkingen naar hun hoofd te krijgen? Het ligt eraan aan wie je dit vraagt. Binnenkort, zal de Amsterdamse gemeenteraad beslissen over het aannemen van …

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