News - Human rights
21 news items on Human rights
Rape and sexual violence to be punished with sanctions
On the eve of International Women’s Day, the European Union (EU) is imposing sanctions against persons and entities guilty of ...
Iran: questions and answers about the situation and sanctions
Since 16 September 2022 there have been widespread protests in Iran and the Iranian authorities have used force against peaceful ...
Viasna Human Rights Center wins Human Rights Tulip 2022
The Human Rights Tulip for 2022 is awarded to the Viasna Human Rights Center in Belarus. Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke ...
Human Rights Tulip 2022: top three candidates
There are three candidates left in the running for the Human Rights Tulip 2022, the prize awarded by the Ministry of Foreign ...
Feminist foreign policy explained
The Netherlands is keen to reduce inequality and to achieve gender and LBGTIQ+ equality all over the world, so the Ministry of ...
Take part in Human Rights Week
In 2022 a new Dutch initiative is being launched: Human Rights Week will take place from 5 to 10 December. What are human rights? ...
Human Rights Tulip 2022: this is the shortlist
Each year the Ministry of Foreign Affairs awards a human rights defender somewhere in the world a prize: the Human Rights Tulip. ...
‘My government, my pride’ – Foreign Affairs joins canal parade for equal rights LGBTIQ+
This year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is joining other ministries and government organisations in hosting the Dutch ...
Violence against women and girls worldwide: what action is the Netherlands taking?
Read what the Netherlands is doing for women and girls around the world, and why.
Transgender people in Argentina and Colombia fight for equal rights
To mark Transgender Day of Visibility on 31 March, the Dutch embassies in Argentina and Colombia are showing how they and their ...