Shaping the Dutch Feminist Foreign Policy: Special edition of Vice Versa with Count Me In!

Cover of the special edition of Vice Versa (Dutch) on the Dutch Feminist Foreign Policy.

Following the footprint of other countries, the Netherlands is on its way to developing a Dutch Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP). As a feminist consortium, Count Me In! joined with the Dutch media platform Vice Versa so that the policy can grow to the right direction to be gender-transformative, intersectional, and anti-racist.  Evidence shows that feminist […]


To a large extent, the violence in the lives of sex workers is created by the conditions of criminalisation. Sex work is not inherently violent but discrimination and stigma against sex workers generate violence and limits sex workers’ access to justice. Find the factsheet in: English | French | Hindi | Russian | Spanish Go to this Counting Sex Workers In! campaign page for […]

CMI! on Vice Versa Global’s Gender-Based Violence Special

Text: fight for human rights in the extractive industry

Restrictions of and attacks on civic space affect all human rights defenders. But women human rights and land defenders face additional and specific risks and violence because of their gender, identity, and work. The Dutch media platform Vice Versa Global sheds light on how some of the Count Me In! partner women human rights defenders, […]

Feminist Letter to guide the Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation policy

Together with five feminist consortia* funded by the Dutch government, CMI! sent a strong feminist statement to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. In the letter, we urged her to continue the government’s support for women’s rights and feminist movements and to ensure that all policy areas contribute to and uphold gender equality, […]

“Be bold and ambitious”: Count Me In!’s recommendations for Dutch Feminist Foreign Policy

Count Me In! calls for a bold and ambitious approach from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (MFA) to its Feminist Foreign Policy. CMI! strongly recommends that feminist foreign policy should be gender-transformative, intersectional, and anti-racist.  In CMI!’s input for the Feminist Foreign Policy consultation process of the Ministry, we called the […]

To the CEDAW Committee: Sex work is work. It is not trafficking.

On 02 June, International Sex Workers’ Day, the Count Me In! Consortium stands in solidarity with sex worker-led organisations and networks advocating for sex workers’ rights and condemns the discriminatory and potentially harmful measures proposed in CEDAW’s General Recommendation 38.

CMI! recommendations on COVID-19 and women’s human rights

The first signs of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 are well-documented and alarmingly clear. It is exacerbating existing inequalities for women, girls, and trans people across the globe, as well as injustices based on race, class, and ability. It is vital and urgent to ensure that these inequalities are not reinforced and worsened. At the […]

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