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 former 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!


March 2018: Our new project with SCORP

We are happy to announce our new cooperation with IFMSA Groningen/ Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace (SCORP). The International Federation on Medical Students’ Association is not only a platform for medical students but they are also active in various health care projects and advocacy with respect to global health and public health issues in their respective communities. The Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace aims to unite students who have the desire and ambition to create an equal and peaceful world and believe in international, intercultural as well as interpersonal solidarity.

YoungFemina’s Activities

Women’s Day with Femina 2018 

On the 8th March, we celebrated the 2-year anniversary of Femina and International Women’s Day. Next to food and great music, we hosted a small exhibition with the great help of Minerva students who study Fine Arts in Groningen. Also, we presented a Graphic Novel by Stijn Schenk called “Moeders Kracht” (mother’s strength), which shows the harrowing but also empowering story of Femina’s founder Mastoora Sultani. We are looking forward to present you other inspiring biographies of courageous Femina women.

Femina workshop – December 2017 

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: