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A Rotterdam city council poster campaign backing the right of young women to choose their own partner has drawn both mostly praise but some have criticised it for trivialising a serious problem.

The campaign, supported by women's rights organsations Femmes for Freedom and Dona Daria, consists of four different posters showing a couple kissing in front of the city's landmark Erasmus bridge.

They have been hung at 50 different locations around the city and will remain in place for 14 days.

In one, a woman in a Muslim headscarf kisses a man wearing a Jewish skull cap, in another, two women kiss. Each poster carries the text 'In the Netherlands, you choose your own partner', followed by 'do you feel free to choose?'.


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