Taxi service Staxi in Amsterdam is launching a new service through which passengers can request a female driver. The service Staxi Lady goes live on Thursday. "Not everyone feels safe with a man," director Hakima El Allaoui said to Het Parool.
Two million women in the Netherlands are not economically independent and are therefore financially vulnerable, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday based on figures from 2016. About a million men find themselves in the same position.
Of the financially vulnerable men, 27 percent have paid work, but earn less than a welfare benefit. The same is true for 35 percent of financially vulnerable women. 28 percent of the men receive a welfare benefit and 21 percent receive an occupational disability benefit. Among the women it is 17 and 13 percent.
Amsterdam alderman Pieter Litjens (personnel and organization) wants half of the top functions in the city to be filled by women. Amsterdam is on the right track and getting close, but not there yet, he said, according to Het Parool.
In the Dutch capital 43.6 percent of people in top functions are women, according to Litjens. The Amsterdam municipality is doinig even better, with 51 percent men and 49 percent women. That puts Amsterdam well above the national average of 33 percent women in government and the public sector.
National Police Chief Erik Akerboom wants the police force to be more diverse. For that reason 13 extra positions will be created in the police leadership this year for "diverse" talent, he said in an interview with the Volkskrant.
"The police must be recognizable to everyone. The outside world changed enormously, and the police is not changing with it", Akerboom said. He wants the culture in the police to change quickly.
In all of the European Union, the Netherlands has the largest differences in the number of hours worked by men and women, according to research by the Dutch social and cultural planning office SCP. In the EU the average number of hours worked per week is 35 hours for women and 39 hours for men. In the Netherlands it is 29 hours for women and 37 hours for men, the Volkskrant reports.
While men and women in the Netherlands have about the same amount of free time, women spend more of their free time in care related duties and struggle to relax, according to a new study by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau and Atria.
An alert issued by Netherlands asylum authority COA forbidding young asylum-seeking women and girls from visiting a Rotterdam church originated in an unsubstantiated internal memo, the church’s lawyer asserted on Monday. The ban, revealed in January, suggested there were several instances of minors sexual abused at the Eritrean community church.
A sixth of Dutch girls between the ages of 15 and 18 years are being bullied online, according to figures released by statistics Netherlands on Thursday. More than 400 Dutch people over the age of 15 years deal with this problem every year.
Women and ethnic minorities earn lower salaries in the Dutch labor market than Dutch men
Despite a contraction of 41,000 managerial jobs in the Netherlands, a higher percentage of women held supervisory roles in the second quarter of 2015, newly-released data from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) shows. Women now hold over 26 percent of managerial positions at Dutch companies, an increase of 1.6 percent over the same period in 2014.
The increase in employment between March and May is almost entirely due to a rising number of women in the workforce, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The number of working men remained stable during the period.
The number of women with senior management positions in the Netherlands is on the rise. This is according to a study done among almost 250 Dutch companies that signed the so-called Charter Talent to the Top, RTL Nieuws reports.
The flexible labor market leads to an increasing amount of fraud in companies, because employees are less loyal to their employers. This is according to the annual report of business crime by Hoffman Bedrijfsrecherche, the NU reports.
According to figures from Statistics Netherlands, the increase of women in the labor market has leveled off after the significant increase between 1998 and 2013.
Statistics Netherlands reports that the annual increase of new PhDs has doubled in the past two decades and women are catching up.
Three Dutch female hikers were reported missing for three days after snowstorms hit the Nepalese hiking region of Annapurna on Monday and Tuesday. A team of five British hikers are hoping to find signs of the missing women, taking the same route as the missing trekkers.
Two female students have stepped to the judge to plead their case against an administrator of the Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR) of sexual intimidation. After attempting to deal with the issue at the school itself, the students were kicked out, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The proportion of women sitting on company boards in the Netherlands has increased by 1.5 percent compared to 2013, but remains dramatically short of the government's 30-percent target. At the current rate, it will take 14 years for corporate boards to consist of at least 30 percent women, a milestone the Dutch government wants to reach by 2016.
NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen has tapped Dutch diplomat Marriët Schuurman to be the next Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security. Schuurman's responsibilities will include the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 which governs the role of women during and after armed conflicts.
Almost half of all working Dutch people are not sure that they will ever get a General Old Age Law allowance (AOW-uitkering). Young people are especially pessimistic about the state of their pension in the future, and have many doubts about making ends meet.
Despite a slump in the economy, the average family has more to spend now than a couple of decades ago. Comparatively, household incomes were 15 percent higher in 2012 than in the early 90s, and 20 percent higher than the 70s, according to research from the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).
Two Dutch women went missing in Panama last week. President Ricardo Martinelli has emphasized that the country is doing everything to find them. During a press conference on Sunday, Martinelli thanked the Dutch embassy "for the confidence" during the search party, De Telegraaf reports.
According to research, 45 percent of women have had a negative experience at work during their pregnancy. The Council for Human Rights is calling on minister Asscher of Social Affairs and Employment to do something about this, the NOS reports.