Nieuws - 15 maart 2007

Ending impunity

Anju Dhungana, who is doing a master’s in Gender and Agriculture at Van Hall Larenstein, sang a traditional song from her home country Nepal during the celebrations for International Women’s Day, on 8 March.

She and her fellow students invited teachers and other students to discuss the subordination of women worldwide. ‘In the Netherlands one out of five women still suffers from some kind of violence,’ guest speaker and gender teacher Lidewyde Grypma told the audience. She emphasised that despite all the efforts made in the twentieth century, there is still a lot of oppression in the Netherlands. ‘It is clear that subordination is not confined to a specific culture or country.’