Statement against sexual violence at the UvA

The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team and Faculty Diversity Officers are deeply appalled by the structural power abuse and power dynamics within the UvA which protect perpetrators rather than victims-survivors. We see these events not as isolated cases, but as part of a larger pattern of structural violence, power abuse and gaslighting of victims-survivors after … Continue reading Statement against sexual violence at the UvA

Racism: The other global pandemic – academia is not immune

By the Chief Diversity Officer Team University of Amsterdam students and staff have been speaking out against racism and have joined the protests and manifestations last week. The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team is asking the UvA community not to stay silent. Silence condones. Police brutality and anti-Black violence cannot be tolerated. The Chief Diversity … Continue reading Racism: The other global pandemic – academia is not immune

Student mentors are here for you!

For many students, especially vulnerable students, this unsettling pandemic situation can be very stressful and lonely. The mentors of ADP (Academic Diversity Program) want to offer support and listening space for these students and are therefore offering weekly online meet-ups; Every Wednesday, 13:00-15:00. These meet-ups are open for all UvA students, from all programs and faculties, to meet with … Continue reading Student mentors are here for you!

Speak out against racism and discrimination toward Asian students and staff

This is a statement by the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Team and the Central Student Council (CSR) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) denouncing the recent rise in discrimination against Asian students and staff as a result of the spread of the new coronavirus. We call on all staff, students and members of the UvA … Continue reading Speak out against racism and discrimination toward Asian students and staff

Retrospective on Orange the World at the UvA

From November 25 to December 10, the UvA participated in Orange the World,  the UN led international campaign to end violence against women and girls. During those 16 days of activism, the UvA’s Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Team, in partnership with the College van Bestuur, lit up the bridge at Roeterseiland in orange. During this … Continue reading Retrospective on Orange the World at the UvA

Orange the World: UvA says no to violence

The University of Amsterdam is participating in the international Orange the World campaign. Our university supports the fight of ending violence against girls and women. The Chief Diversity Officer team is the proud initiator of UvA’s participation in the campaign, and we are hosting multiple events during the campaign. Orange the World is a UN … Continue reading Orange the World: UvA says no to violence