In this new episode of Talking with EU, our hosts Paulina Agudelo and Martina Rubino interview two IEE students, Alba San Juan Morales, from the SAIES events team, and Joris Rouillon, editor of Eyes on Europe. Together they will talk about feminism and anti-feminist movements in Europe, violence and gender discrimination and the steps forward (and backward) made on these issues in Europe.
Trigger warning: please bear in mind that we mention types of violence and discrimination against women, as well as homophobia and transphobia during the course of this episode. Even though we do not go into much details, it might be triggering and particularly stressful for someone. If you are uncomfortable listening about that kind of topics, you may want to avoid the episode or listen to it in a safe environment. If you are a victim of violence or discrimination, you are not alone and we believe you. Make sure you are safe first. If you feel you can do so, you can denounce and/or seek help.
Here’s a list of entities and organisations in Belgium that can help in such situations.
Belgian police - Cellule Emergency Victim Assistance (EVA)
You can contact the nearest service, even if you have not reported the crime to the police and regardless of the crime.
Centre de prise en charge des violences sexuelles
Medical care, psychological support, medico-legal investigation, follow up and/or filing complaint support
Online platform with tools and resources to help and advice victim or witnesses of sexual violence
Psychological, social and legal support
Centre for assistance and support in dealing with risk of harassment ( For ULB students)
DEFENDRE – Association d'avocat·e·s
Criminal defence of victims of sexual/intra-family/discriminatory violence and harassment
Belgian police - LGBTQI+ Reporting point
For victims or witnesses of LGBT+-phobia related crimes; to get further information, e.g. on reporting possibilities, and to report under the guidance of a Victim Support Unit worker.
Support, resources, and information for people who have experienced homophobia, discrimination, or violence based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Groups for trans*/inter* people and those close to them; individual psychosocial appointments; assistance with administrative paperwork, health care, asylum applications, etc., sexual health and STI/HIV risk prevention/reduction and more.