YoungFemina bestaat uit een enthousiaste en toegewijde groep jonge vrouwen, voornamelijk studenten van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en de Hanzehogeschool. Omdat het een internationale groep vrouwen is, is de officiële taal Engels.

7th March 2017 – The YoungFemina-team with then-Dutch minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Edith Schippers (VVD)
YoungFemina’s outlook on 2018

As young women, we see the need for change concerning the rights of migrants and refugees, and we view it as our responsibility with YoungFemina to spread the stories of brave women coming to the Netherlands and their experiences and struggles with xenophobia, racism and misogyny.

In 2018, our mission is to continue to support Femina’s endeavour to promote women’s and migrant rights in Groningen and the Netherlands with new ideas and creative projects. In March 2018, we will celebrate Stichting Femina’s 2-year anniversary, and contribute to the celebrations. Additionally, through lectures and campaigns, we want to increase our presence amongst our peers and make the work of Femina more known amongst students. So, stay tuned for our events and projects!

YoungFemina’s Activities

In December 2017, we attended the last session of Femina’s training course ‘In Holland Staat een Huis’ in the cozy town of Haren. The training discussed volunteer work and how the women attending can get involved in their communities. Afterwards, all participants in the training received their certificates and everyone enjoyed the nice pre-holidays atmosphere and great Arab cuisine. During the training we documented the work of Femina, and were able to see Mastoora in action. Here is an impression of the afternoon: