Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam: 5 Alternative Events to Celebrate All Different Kinds of Love

Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam: 5 Alternative Events to Celebrate All Different Kinds of Love February 13, 2019 By CARA RAKER This Thursday marks the celebration of Valentine’s Day and, like every year, opinions are conflicting. Some condemn the commercialism that underpins the holiday, while others dislike the sudden increase of happy couples taking the day […]

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 […]

“Yet Another Night of Protest” Opens the Week of Activist Action

After the government announced a cut back of 183 million euros on education, UvA students have tirelessly demonstrated their discontentment by protesting, marching and sending petitions to The Hague last semester. As the new academic year arrived, UvA students have received little to no answer to their call for help. This week, student associations ASVA, […]