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Feestrok

Dutch feminists seized important events within the Royal Family to bring attention to their case by means of...

Emilie Knappert (1860-1952)

In 1911, Emilie Knappert (1860-1952) founded a society in Leiden named ‘de Vereniging Buitenbedrijf'. Her aim was to...

Hoezen van LP's van Coby Schreyer

The renowned Dutch feminist Hedy d’Ancona stated:

‘It is possible to spend years on end giving...

Gonnie Scholten van Iterson is hier getekend door Rie Knipscheer 1986

This intimate portrait of Gonnie Scholten was drawn by the artist Rie Knipscheer in 1986.

Gonnie Scholten...

Clara Meijers (oprichter vrouwenbank) en Lien Kleinhoonte

Clara Meijers (1885-1964) had a dream: founding a bank for women. This vision, although altered, became reality in...

C.M.L. Pardede-baronesse van Boetzelaer (1912-2011) in uniform in  1944

C.M.L. Pardede-baroness van Boetzelaer (1912-2011) was an important woman during the Second World War. In 1942, she...

Detail affiche (1975) Feministiese uitgeverij De Bonte Was, archief in collectie-IAV

This is a poster made by Feminist publisher De Bonte Was (Colored Wash) for a stand on the Emancipade, an event held...

Detail cover 'Maandblad der Vereeniging voor Verbetering van Vrouwenkleeding' , collectie - IAV

The debate over which dress for women is oppressive and dysfunctional, is already old. In 1899, an association...

Detail affiche van Suze Fokker, prijswinnares van 'de gekleurde Reclameplaat' in 1897

In 1898, the inauguration of Queen Wilhelmina was seized as an opportunity to organize a national exhibition on...

Affiche communistenvrouwen

The Dutch Communist Party (Communistische Partij Nederland or CPN) had been a small party before WWII. After the...

Anja Meulenbelt tekent  ‘Mientje’ uitgegeven door De Bonte Was

Everyone knows that Anja Meulenbelt has written ‘De Schaamte voorbij’ (Shame is Over). The publication of this book...

Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) Portret door Vrouwen Kunst Kollektief (VKK) collectie-IAV

On the 26th of August 1910, Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) made an appeal for an annual women's day, with general women's...

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