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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.

News item | 10-05-2022 | 17:15

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 ...

News item | 31-03-2022 | 08:30

Gender equality for a sustainable future

During International Women’s Day 2022 Pascalle Grotenhuis and Aniek Moonen talk about the strengths of women and young people in ...

News item | 08-03-2022 | 11:52

Human Rights Day: what can embassies do?

Working through its embassies, the Netherlands promotes human rights and supports human rights activists wherever it can. But ...

News item | 10-12-2021 | 10:10

Human rights under pressure globally in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic

The Human Rights Report 2020 gives a detailed account of the results of Dutch human rights policy.

News item | 27-10-2021 | 10:00

Lilit Martirosyan, winner of the 2020 Human Rights Tulip, to open community centre for transgender people and sex workers

‘Since winning the Human Rights Tulip in 2020 I’ve felt stronger and more protected, knowing that the Dutch government is on my ...

News item | 15-10-2021 | 15:41

Nominations Human Rights Tulip 2021

The nomination period for the Human Rights Tulip is closed. A total of 74 nominations were received. These nominations will be ...

News item | 24-08-2021 | 10:57

Additional aid to support school enrolment for girls in developing countries

The Netherlands will make an additional €50 million available to ensure that more children, and in particular girls, in ...

News item | 08-03-2021 | 08:30

The Netherlands announces intention to earmark €2 million to combat impunity

At a digital event dedicated to fighting impunity, which was organised in collaboration with International Commission of Jurists ...

News item | 20-01-2021 | 15:45

Lilit Martirosyan receives Human Rights Tulip 2020

The Human Rights Tulip 2020 was awarded today to Lilit Martirosyan. Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok presented the prize ...

News item | 10-12-2020 | 17:26

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