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  1. 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 ...

    News item | 18-11-2022 | 13:13

  2. 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? ...

    News item | 08-11-2022 | 09:48

  3. 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. ...

    News item | 21-10-2022 | 09:27

  4. ‘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 ...

    News item | 04-08-2022 | 16:23

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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