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International Research on Slavery

December 14, 2011

International Research on Slavery

The Archaeology Department of the University of Leiden is participating in an international research network focused on slave trade from 15th to 19th Century. The network, Euro Touch, has received a 4.3 million euros EU grant.   The transatlantic slave trade between the 15th and 19th Century is one of the most traumatic chapters in the history and is now widely more...

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Are Women different from Men?

December 14, 2011

Are Women different from Men?

A group of scientist in Leiden University and colleagues from the Toronto set out to conduct a research on what the really makes women different from men. Their research was based on the effects of the hormone estrogens on involuntary attention.   Outcome of their research shows that women differed from men only when they had high estrogens levels in their more...

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A black person with Blue eyes: Waarom “Zwarte Piet is Racisme”

December 3, 2011

A black person with Blue eyes: Waarom “Zwarte Piet is Racisme”

De Verenigde Naties (VN) heeft 2011 uitgeroepen tot het ‘Internationaal jaar voor mensen van Afrikaanse afkomst’. Nederland heeft te kennen gegeven geen boodschap te hebben aan het VN besluit. Dit, ondanks de roep van VN secretaris generaal Ban Ki Moon om “politieke wil” te tonen. Vanwege de gedemonstreerde onwil is op 22 september jl. tijdens de UNGA High Level more...

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Mandatory Students check in and out from January 1, 2012

November 28, 2011

Mandatory Students check in and out from January 1, 2012

All students in The Netherlands taking public transport (trians) with OV-c hip card will be  required to check in and out from January 1, 2012. This action will even continue during the free travel period. However, students travelling across the borders of Nederlands during free travel period will not check in and out. Rather they will buy a travel ticket to cover more...

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Johanna (Yoka) Brandt of Netherlands appointed as Deputy Executive Director of UN Children’s Fund

November 13, 2011

Johanna (Yoka) Brandt of Netherlands appointed as  Deputy Executive Director of UN Children’s Fund

Last week, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Johanna (Yoka) Brandt, a Dutch national, as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).   She will succeed Hilde Frafjord Johnson, who was appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan, and whom the more...

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Expert meeting Surinaamse tienermoeders

November 1, 2011

Een kind krijgen is de normaalste zaak van de wereld. Immers, er worden per dag circa 500 baby’s geboren in Nederland! Maar zo vanzelfsprekend is het niet, zeker niet als je jong bent, een opleiding volgt en van plezier maken houdt. Toch worden er jaarlijks ongeveer 2500 meisjes in de leeftijdsgroep 15 – 19 jaar zwanger. Ongeveer 85% van deze zwangerschappen is more...

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Dutch Parliament rejects Mauro’s plea for residence Permit

October 27, 2011

Dutch Parliament rejects Mauro’s plea for residence Permit

On Tuesday, majority at Dutch Parliament rejected the motion of granting the young Angolan  boy Mauro, residence permit to enable him stay in Netherlands. The House refused to vote on the motion of allowing Mauro stay in Netherlands. Now Mauro is aware that he does not have to rely on a residence permit. Also, the house voted against a motion presented by Minister more...

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Home Work Support for African Children in Netherlands

October 25, 2011

There is a home work support for all African students in need of extra tuition organised with support of Afroeuro Foundation and other dedicated volunteers within the African community in The Hague. The foundation provides tuition for African students in Primary and first year in secondary schools.   The aim of this project is to enhance the facilitation of more...

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Additional Support for Families with Children, Chronically ill, Disabled Persons in The Hague

October 24, 2011

The Board of Major and Anderman has decided to give additional support to families with children, chronically ill, and disabled persons in Netherlands. The decision is taken as a result of a research which revealed that such families have high financial crises. Hence the need to ensure  persons with national and local cuts in poverty facilities. Alderman Henk Kool of more...

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Bus Drivers Block Ministry in The Hague

October 19, 2011

Bus Drivers Block Ministry in The Hague

In the early hours of Wednesday, about 150 public transport workers from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague blocked the Ministry of Infrastructure in The Hague. The bus drivers are campaigning against cuts in public transport in urban transport and procurement.   Passengers travelling in the big cities were unharmed because it was a peaceful more...

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