Belgium

New legal gender recognition legislation approved by Belgium

2017.05.25

Transgender citizens in Belgium can legally change their name on documents, without having to undergo any surgical procedure. The parliament met yesterday and approved the law that put an end to the sterilisation requirements ...

A permanent job at last and they can’t cope

2017.04.27

The problems start for many young Belgians when they find work. From 2007 to date, the number of thirty-year-olds who take long periods of sick-leave (more than twelve months) having signed the long-awaited permanent contract, ...

With PhD they risk going crazy and being unemployed

2017.04.20

Doctoral students continue to show increasing signs of mental illness. In fact, as many as 32% has the risk of suffering serious psychiatric disturbances, such as panic attacks or depression. A percentage that is two ...

A video that breaks the tabù of marital rape

2017.02.23

It’a called marital rape and it exists. This is the message launched in the Belgian, short film, “Je suis ordinaire” (I’m ordinary). Directed by Chloé Fontaine, it aims to put an end to the ...