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100 jaar vrouwenkiesrecht

In 1917, eligibility was introduced for women and men. But the right to vote was only open to men, for women until 1919.

Vrouw kijkt in spiegel naar haar haar.

Public perception and stereotyping are at the heart of the inequality between men and women.


Women continue to be the main carers of children and family members.

Thema Onderwijs

Gender differences still play a role in education and upbringing. For instance, technology is becoming increasingly important in educational choices.

Thema Feminisme toen en nu © Mieke Schlaman, Collectie IAV-Atria

Feminism is alive and well, and is once again part of the social debate in the media, at universities and at the workplace.

Thema Internationaal

How will European and international decisions and treaties affect the Netherlands?

Campagne van de NVSH werkgroep jeugdemancipatie, om kinderen te stimuleren na te denken over seksualiteit.

Ideas concerning masculinity, femininity and gender identity play a major role in sexuality. But are these concepts now outdated?

Bijzondere vrouwen, kamptas van Lizzy van Dorp

Women still frequently lack visibility in historical overviews, the academic world, politics, sport, the arts and culture.

Thema Sport

Sport is still often viewed as being something ‘for the men’. For years, there were different rules for women in sport.

solidaire mannen met minirokjes: niet drank, rok, of flirt is oorzaak verkrachting, maar verkrachters Fotograaf: Mieke Schlaman 2016

Women’s safety is a major problem throughout the world. In the Netherlands, 1 in 5 women has been physically abused by a partner or former partner.

Stationswerk in actie

For many years, women’s participation in employment has been a key objective of the Dutch gender equality policy.

Thema Politiek

In the Netherlands it has only been possible to vote for a woman since 1917. In fact, women were only given the right to vote some two years later.