Stories about Netherlands
Transgender girl from Russia commits suicide in a refugee camp
This terrible case exposes the problem of access to psychological and medical care in refugee camps. Representatives of the LGBTQ+ community are at high risk when it comes to suicide.
The Dutch state apologises for slavery, and the Caribbean wonders: Will reparations follow?
The Caribbean’s response to the Dutch apology was mixed — positive in some respects, guarded or even dismissive in others.
The geopolitics of disinformation and cybersecurity in Europe
Political and private sector experts were warning the EU to take more precautions against the kind of Russian cyber-attacks unleashed on Ukraine, amid concern that Russia could use them in response to EU sanctions.
Global Voices’ top stories on the climate crisis, as the planet observes World Environment Day
On World Environment Day, a look at the Global Voices stories on climate change that have most captured our attention so far this year.
Dutch climate activists block Climate Ministry entrance to demand release of “Shell Papers”
The protest was a call for government transparency regarding the use of public funds and the state's connections to Shell
Under Amsterdam’s grey skies, Bolivians cheer Luis Arce’s presidential win
“All of us Latin Americans have to come together to fight imperialism."
‘Where is my family?': A question left unanswered for too many Uyghurs living abroad
After years of silence about the fate of his family, an Uyghur refugee decides to go public about the persecution of Uyghurs in China, despite the trauma he experiences.
Fruit picking in a pandemic: Europe's precarious migrant workers
Despite COVID-19, Eastern European seasonal labourers continued to toil on farms and in factories as before — sparking a fierce debate about the rights of migrants in wealthier EU states.
Climate activists in the Netherlands: “We need hope through action”
“I asked myself, how can we make sure that there is a just and healthy planet in the end for us to live our liberated lives?”
Colombian activists deliver letter about killings of social leaders to the ICC
Over 163 community leaders and activists have been murdered over the past three years in Colombia.
Violence tiptoes in on jokes, stereotypes, and lies — and catches us by surprise
Yeah, I'm angry. And scared. About racism. Our future. The Netherlands.
Exploring Indo identity with Dutch photographer Armando Ello
"I have first hand experiences throughout my whole life. We live in a society that is still centered around colonial perspectives on history."
How do non-native residents of the Netherlands view Zwarte Piet, St. Nicholas’ blackface servant?
“I understand Dutch affection for Zwarte Piet is born out of a warm, and well-meaning Christmas tradition. But I cannot excuse it.”
All art is political: A conversation with Patricia Kaersenhout
"We all have ways in which we are a victim and a perpetrator."
What will it take to #savetheinternet in Europe? The view from Romania
Copyright proposals being pushed by European governance bodies must take into account the nature and potential uses of networked digital technology.
Hitting a Low Point in the Low Countries
"But I’ve also become Dutch in more insidious ways."
Anti-Islam TV Spot in the Netherlands Has Dutch Calling for More Love, Less Hate
"Everyday we need to tell each other that their hatred will be defeated by the intrinsic need for peace; to live together; not to hate each other; but to love."
An Interactive ‘Garden’ Lets You Travel the World Through Radio Broadcasts
Since late 2016, the interactive Radio Garden project has allowed users to explore the world through radio broadcasts.
A Conversation with Paraguayan Artist Enrique Collar and His Search for Identity
"Art is uncomfortable, you can never feel comfortable," says Paraguayan artist Enrique Collar who is now living in The Netherlands.
First- and Second-Generation Dutch Wonder Whether They'll Ever Be Considered Locals
Identity, integration and Islam were critical issues in the Dutch spring elections in the Netherlands. At the heart of the debate was who belongs in the Netherlands.
Reckless Diplomacy: Turkey-Netherlands #TulipCrisis Is Scary Viewing for Minorities in Europe
A rally, a crackdown and a diplomatic standoff that stands to benefit nationalist politicians in both countries, but almost no-one else.