tolerance

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Apr 12 '17 11:50

The vast majority of Dutch parliamentarians wants the government to punish schools who do not teach LGBT awareness and acceptance lessons. Almost the entire Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, supported the motion filed by SP parliamentarian Jasper van Dijk, NOS reports. 

According to the Education Inspectorate, about 20 percent of primary- and high schools don't teach their students about sexual diversity, despite this being mandatory since 2012. The same is true for about 40 percent of the ROCs.

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Aug 8 '16 08:07

The 21st edition of Amsterdam's Canal Parade on Saturday drew just as many visitors as last year, when a record number of people came to watch the parade. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded to the Dutch capital, despite the extra security measures taken due to the terrorism threat

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Nov 16 '15 09:40

As he did after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in January, Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has once again taken a firm stance after the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. The Mayor believes that ISIS has to be "eradicated root and branch". He calls on Muslims to speak out against the violence and on Dutch society to be more inclusive towards Muslims.

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Feb 6 '15 09:46

Christian parties in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) are against Minister Bussemaker's (Education, Culture and Science) plan to deploy 160 advisers to help ethnic and religious groups in the acceptance of homosexuality, Trouw reports.

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Dec 25 '14 15:47

King Willem-Alexander started his Christmas speech, which was broadcast today from Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, by talking about the grief caused by the disaster with flight MH17. He also emphasized the importance of freedom, tolerance and shared responsibility.

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Nov 19 '14 08:37

On Tuesday afternoon the two expelled PvdA Parliament Members, Tunahan Kuzu and Selcuk Ozturk, carried out theri first independent political action in the Second Chamber. This left everyone wondering whether it is the start of a serious new political movement.

Mayor Jozias van Aartsen
Sep 12 '14 09:30

The city of The Hague has approved requests for demonstrations on the 20th of September, and the municipality announces Thursday that The Hague's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen has consigned the five groups planning to demonstrate in the city on that day to certain locations, apart from each other, De Telegraaf reports.

Mosque
Aug 1 '14 11:14

Mosques in The Netherlands are worried about rising tensions between religious groups. For this reason, the Council of Mosques and the Union of Moroccan Mosques Netherlands are calling for tolerance against Jewish "brothers of the holy book", Elsevier reports.

Roze Maandag
Jul 21 '14 14:18

Today's 'Roze Maandag" (Pink Monday) LGBT-tolerance celebrations in Tilburg will be different than usual, according to mayor Peter Noordanus. The mayor tells Omroep Brabant that the day will be "somber and modest" with respect to the tragedy of the MH17 crash in Ukraine.

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