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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence That Concern All of Us

Last Sunday was the 19th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Even today, many women suffer daily abuse in silence – especially in countries outside of Europe. According to UNWomen, more than a third of women worldwide have been victims of […]

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Pilgrims on Camino De Santiago

Every year the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) hosts an exposition called DocLab, where audiences can explore the medium of documentary in the age of interactive story-telling free of charge. Part of a broad and diverse programme consisting of different virtual and augmented reality experiences, the augmented reality app “Pilgrim”, created by Lauren Hutchinson, lets […]

Staff Removed from Syrian Restaurant Sham, Legal Disputes at the Heart of the Conflict

On April 21, founder Momen Al Azhar and his 18-Syrian staff members were removed from Sham restaurant in Warmoesstraat, which is located in the city center. It has been seven months, Al Azhar is still fighting for the legal rights to the name and concept associated with the restaurant. The investor-owned restaurant first opened in […]

Make Arepas Great Again: Venezuelans Take Arepas To Amsterdam Streets

On November 5, the Amsterdam Arepa’s pop-up shop opened its doors in the heart of De Pijp. The Venezuelan shop will be open until the end of February. “Make arepas great again” is the slogan displayed on the shop’s window. Located at Eerste Sweelinckstraat 20, the shop has received a large media coverage since it opened […]

Amsterdam Art Weekend Attracts Thousands of Visitors

Every year at the end of November, the Amsterdam Art Weekend invites thousands of people to enjoy contemporary art. This year, the event took place from November 22 till 25 . According to Arabella Coebergh, the press representative of the event, up to 45,000 people attend the event annually. The event is set up by […]

SOS Nicaragua-Holanda Extends Its Network of Support at CREA Cafe

  Last Tuesday, about 30 UvA students and activists from Nicaragua protested at CREA Café as part of the SOS Nicaragua-Holanda movement. The event concluded with an act of solidarity. Solange Saballos, a Language and Literature student and cultural reporter, joined the protest through the intermediary of Skype. Saballos fled from Managua to Guatemala after […]