De dames fan ‘e Riege is the Frisian name of Leontine (L.W.) Bijleveld’s business. She is self-employed independent researcher and advisor in women’s rights an labour relations, nationally and internationally. She likes to host initiatives about these subjects in collaboration with friends and colleagues. The seminar Gender, Women & Development 1980-2015, looking back to the future at the occasion of Ireen Dubel standing at a new crossroad is a great opportunity to launch De dames fan ‘e Riege, as the Riege is Ireen’s residence during the weekend.
Donna is the most charming Dame of the Riege. She is registered as Elbrich fan ‘e Kooi Fenne. Her former owner, however, named her Donna and so do we (in Italian donna means woman). She is Labrador Retriever, originating from the kennel Kooi Fenne in Reahûs (Roodhuis, Frl). Her offspring (33!, from 4 nests) is to be found all over the country and even abroad, Some are trained as a blind guiding dog.