‘Go Dutch, eh?’ is the podcast from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Canada in which listeners hear from exceptional Dutch and Canadians and how they are solving global challenges together. This series will focus on how Canada and the Netherlands are working together to promote and protect human rights worldwide.
Episode 1: Media Freedom in Crisis
November 16, 2020 • 44 MIN
Reporters Without Borders forecasts that this decade will be decisive for the future of journalism, with the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting and amplifying the many crises that threaten the right to freely reported, independent, diverse and reliable information. What are the Netherlands and Canada doing to uphold this important freedom? How are the media conferences that both countries organize this fall going to make a difference?
Episode 2: Breaking Barriers for Women, Peace and Security
November 25, 2020 • 41 MIN
UN Women has recently pointed out that twenty years after the passing of the UN Security Council resolution 1325, which set a new framework for women’s leadership and inclusion in all aspects of peace, alarming gaps in implementation are holding back impact. What are both countries doing to closing the gap? Why is Women, Peace and Security a priority for the Netherlands and Canada?
Episode 3: Protecting Freedom of Religion or Belief
December 8, 2020 • 38 MIN
Article 18 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right includes the freedom to change your religion or belief. It also includes the freedom to manifest your religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. This can be done alone or in a community with others. In public or private. However, intolerance around the world when it comes to religion and belief seems to be growing. More than three-quarters of the world's population live in countries with limited freedom of religion and belief. What are the Netherlands and Canada doing to promote freedom of religion or belief?
Episode 4: Flights PS752 & MH17, The long road to transparency, accountability and justice
February 1, 2021 • 38 MIN
At the core of any effort to establish accountability are three indispensable and interlinked rights: the right to truth, the right to justice, and the right to an effective remedy and reparation. In order to implement these rights, a comprehensive strategy is required that involves governments and civil society, and addresses gaps of knowledge, capacity and political commitment. What are the Netherlands and Canada doing to promote transparency, accountability and justice?
Episode 5: Preventing and combatting discrimination and antisemitism
May 4, 2021 • 39 MIN
Democracy is under pressure and a pandemic is causing fear in our communities. What are the Netherlands and Canada doing to promote diversity and inclusion, and how are they countering and preventing exclusion and discrimination?
Episode 6: Promotion and protection of equal rights for LGBTI people
May 17, 2021 • 35 MIN
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit vulnerable groups in our societies hard and we need to respond in solidarity to secure an inclusive recovery. This means we also have to listen to LGBTI communities and hear what their specific challenges and needs are. There is no one size fits all.
Episode 7: Meeting water challenges in a changing climate
August 27, 2021 • 52 MIN
The climate is changing, and the consequences for water and flood management are becoming more and more evident, especially in a low-lying country like the Netherlands. In Canada, the dramatic effects of climate change are also unmistakable as large-scale floods continue to become more common. How can our two countries work together to ensure our communities are ready to meet future water challenges?
Why Canada? An interview with Honorary Consul Virginie De Visscher
March 4, 2022 • 11 MIN
Meet Virginie De Visscher, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Virginie sat down with us to talk about some of the great opportunities for Dutch companies to cooperate with companies here in Canada, and how they can expand their business here.