Wednesday, June 18

Topics of the day

Unfortunately, equality between men and women isn’t a given fact in the Netherlands.
There are still certain areas that are sensitive to gender discrimination. Titia Loenen,
professor Human Rights and Diversity, gives us an overview. Senior Fellow and researcher
Umar Ikram studied medicine, and currently investigates the relation between ethnic
discrimination and health inequalities in The Netherlands. Senior Fellow Swaan van Iterson
produced a documentary on extreme right sentiments among the youth in Hungary as her
HIA Action Plan. Hopefully she will inspire you to do something equally impressive.

The Red Light District in the city center of Amsterdam is highly popular among tourists.
Many of them don’t know about the hidden reality behind the windows. The municipality
continually interferes in order to prevent criminal acts and abuse. Alexandra van Dijk will
introduce us to the topic of prostitution in The Netherlands. Marjan Wijers will share her
struggle to defend the rights of sexworkers and victims of human trafficking. In the late
afternoon we’ll give the floor to Spencer Heijnen, a Senior Fellow, who is thrilled to
introduce you to the ‘Science of Happiness’. Find out who you are and how you can be most
succesful in human rights activism during his workshop.

Amnesty International/HIA, Keizersgracht 177, Rosa Parkszaal (Ground Floor)

Gender discrimination
Health inequality and etnic discrimination Prostitution in The Netherlands
Personal Development: Workshop Science of Happiness

>> 09.00 – 09.30 Introducing the Day

>> 09.30 – 10.45 Gender discrimination in The Netherlands: a persisting issue
Titia Loenen, professor Human Rights and Diversity

>> 10.45 – 11.00 Break

>> 11.00 – 12.15 Ethnic Health Inequalities in the Netherlands: The Role of Ethnic Discrimination
Umar Ikram, Senior Fellow and PhD public health

>> 12.15 – 13.00 Action Plan: Documentary All for Hungary; on youth and the far right in Hungary
Swaan van Iterson, Senior Fellow

>> 13.00- 13.45 Lunch

>> 13.45 –14.45 Prostitution in The Netherlands: a moral debate
Alexandra van Dijk, Bureau Brycx, ex-director The Red Thread

>> 14.45 – 15.45 Sex Work and trafficking from a human rights perspective
Marjan Wijers, Human Rights Research & Consultancy

>> 15.45 – 16.00 Break

>> 16.00 – 18.30 Workshop Science of Happiness
Spencer Heijnen, trainer & Senior Fellow

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