City Talks #1 • Sexual Harassment

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In CityTalks, politicians, experts and citizens with different backgrounds, specializations or opinions discuss various topics. The Red Thread? Brussels.

In this episode of CityTalks, we talk about sexual harassment in public spaces. Being harassed in the street is not a new phenomenon in our capital. Eight years ago, director and journalist Sofie Peeters made the documentary 'Femme de la Rue' about it and in 2014 the Sexism Act was introduced. Now, a decade later, not much seems to have changed. 

According to recent figures from PLAN International, 91 percent of girls and 28 percent of boys from Antwerp, Brussels and Charleroi have already been sexually harassed in public spaces. Disturbing numbers show that there is still work to be done.

We talk to experts Julie Van Garsse (side) and Wouter Stes (Plan International) about this persistent and persistent problem of sexual harassment in Brussels. But also about possible solutions and positive initiatives such as Plan International's Safer Cities platform. Hilde Sabbe, Brussels Member of Parliament for is also present to talk about the way to a more inclusive Brussels, where everyone feels safe on the street.

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