Stories

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Please read on for stories from the field and reflections by our researchers.

Designing the body. African-Dutch women’s narratives on health and wellbeing

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Credits: Gabriela Bustamante Brenda Bartelink, researcher in our research team, has obtained a grant for a research and design project in which the stories of African-Dutch women are central. The lives and bodies of African-Dutch women in the Netherlands are often discussed in terms of problems around female circumcision, rushed or forced marriages or particular […]

Fieldwork encounters. Sharing research findings with religious leaders in The Hague.

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‘We are getting a better grip, but it is like a culture shock at first’, says the Ghanaian Dutch pastor in response to a presentation by Jelle Wiering about sexuality education in The Netherlands. The presentation takes place in a meeting between the research team and small group of influential pastors, who are interested in […]

Blogs

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Senior researcher in our team, Brenda Bartelink, writes blogs that are inspired by the fieldwork and research for this project. Please find a selection below. The following two were written on Vice Versa, a magazine for people working in International Development Cooperation, and inspired by the fieldwork in the project: Close encounters of a third […]