Venetia Rainey is a multimedia journalist who has filed stories from across the MENA region and Europe.
She has reported in depth on the refugee crisis in Lebanon, spoken to the last remaining Jewish chef in Tunisia and covered a divisive national election in The Netherlands. Her work mainly focuses on issues around migration and gender.
She is currently based between Amsterdam and Athens.
After eight years of emergency loans, Greece on Monday exited the international bailout program that prevented it from going bankrupt. Far from celebrating, Greeks are still reeling from heavy pension cuts, tax hikes and troubling levels of unemployment.
Women & Girls
My Red Light in Amsterdam is almost entirely run by former or current sex workers. And it's designed to ensure that those who rent rooms there aren't being trafficked or exploited. But some maintain that the work itself is inherently exploitative.
Public health experts now say loneliness is a growing health threat. Amsterdam is taking the subject seriously.
Lawyers and activists working with LGBT refugees in the Netherlands report that immigration authorities are increasingly demanding that people fleeing anti-gay persecution back home prove their sexuality.
Identity, integration and Islam were critical issues in the Dutch spring elections in the Netherlands. At the heart of the debate was who belongs in the Netherlands.
The Dutch suburb of Spijkenisse is a center of support for the anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders.
About one in three Jordanian women report experiencing domestic violence but many lack access to services. Now, Jordanian women are getting help in centers set up to treat Syrian refugees.
When the war in Syria started five years ago, Lebanon was a relatively welcoming place. But not so much anymore. Three Syrian women who arrived in Lebanon over the five years of the war tell their stories.
The war back home in Syria forced women into new roles outside of Syria. Some of them are creating opportunities for themselves.