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Fighting sexual harassment: how to foster accessible and safe public spaces

October 4, 2023 @ 10:00 - 15:30 UTC+2

Free

Policy Lab for Belgium (Français ci-dessous / Nederlands hieronder)

Research has shown that in Belgium, 91% of women aged 15-24 have experienced sexual harassment in public space, compared to 28% of young men. This systemic behaviour against women infringes on their right to the city and limits their ability to navigate public space freely, safely and comfortably.

The Policy Lab is open to practitioners and experts in the field of gender-sensitive education and sensitising measures as well as measures targeting physical infrastructures. The goal of the event is to allow a participatory exchange between experts and cities from various countries on this pertinent topic.

A political roundtable featuring representatives of Belgian federal and regional levels will close the event, thereby increasing the scope and strategic value of the discussion.

Language: Simultaneous in English, French and Dutch.
The event is open and the registration free of charge.

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Policy Lab pour la Belgique: Combattre le harcèlement sexiste : comment favoriser l’accès et la sécurité sur l’espace public

Des recherches ont montré qu’en Belgique, 91% des femmes âgées de 15 à 24 ans ont été victimes de harcèlement sexuel dans l’espace public, contre 28% des jeunes hommes. Ce comportement systémique à l’encontre des femmes porte atteinte à leur droit à la vie et limite leur capacité à naviguer librement, en toute sécurité et confortablement dans l’espace public.

Le Policy Lab est ouvert aux professionnels et experts impliqués dans l’éducation et la sensibilisation à l’égalité des genres et aux aménagements publics qui la favorisent.

Il veut favoriser l’échange participatif entre experts, villes et associations de différents pays européens sur le sujet.

Une table-ronde rassemblant les ministres belges compétents (au niveau fédéral et régional) viendra clôturer la journée, en élargissant le débat et en renforçant sa dimension stratégique.

Langue: simultanée en anglais, français et néerlandais.
L’événement est ouvert et l’inscription gratuite.

Inscrivez-vous en utilisant le bouton rose ci-dessous


Policy Lab voor België: ‘Bestrijden van seksuele intimidatie: hoe creëren we toegankelijke en veilige publieke ruimtes?’

Uit onderzoek is gebleken dat in België 91% van de vrouwen tussen 15 en 24 jaar te maken heeft gehad met seksuele intimidatie in de openbare ruimte, tegenover 28% van de jonge mannen. Dit systemische gedrag tegen vrouwen schendt hun recht op de stad en beperkt hun vermogen om vrij, veilig en comfortabel door de openbare ruimte te navigeren.

Het Policy Lab staat open voor experts en professionals uit de praktijk op het gebied van genderbewuste educatie, sensibiliserings-maatregelen en interventies in de fysieke infrastructuur. Het doel van het evenement is om een participatieve kennisuitwisseling tussen experts en steden uit verschillende Europese landen over dit belangrijke onderwerp te ondersteunen.

Een politiek rondetafelgesprek met vertegenwoordigers van de Belgische federale en regionale niveaus sluit de bijeenkomst af. Dit vergroot het bereik en de stragegische waarde van de discussie.

Taal: Simultaan in het Engels, Frans en Nederlands.
Het evenement is open en inschrijven is gratis.

Schrijf u in via de roze knop hieronder

Venue

Auditorium 490 of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue du Musée 5
Brussels,
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Programme

10:00 - 10:30  :  Welcome & Opening
10:30 - 11:00  :  Keynote Speech
11:00 - 11:30  :  Participative Engagement Session
11:30 - 12:30  :  Interactive ‘speed meeting’ exchange on two key topics: 1) Education and sensitising measures and 2) Development of public space/infrastructure measures
12:45 - 14:00  :  Lunch break
14:00 - 15:15  :  Political Roundtable
15:15 - 15:30  :  Wrap-up & Closure

Speakers and Experts

Laetitia Genin

National coordinator for "Vie Féminine"

Keynote speaker

 

Participatory Exercise Facilitator

 

Brussels (BE)

Sabien Blondeel

Policy Officer Equal Opportunities, Local Social Policy Department, City of Ghent

Speed Meeting Expert: Education / sensitising measures

 

Focus: active bystander training

 

Ghent (BE)

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Inma Roldan

Policy Officer Equal Opportunities, Local Social Policy Department, City of Ghent

Speed Meeting Expert: Education / sensitising measures

 

Focus: active bystander training

 

Ghent (BE)

Wouter Stes

Advocacy Coordinator for Safer Cities, Plan International Belgium

Speed Meeting Expert: Education / sensitising measures

 

Focus: Role of champions of change

 

Brussels (BE)

Placeholder photo

Rania Boutaffala

Plan International Belgium Champion of Change, Student

Speed Meeting Expert: Education / sensitising measures

 

Focus: Role of champions of change

 

Brussels (BE)

Placeholder photo

Veronica Antonelli

Maison Médicale Santé Plurielle

Speed Meeting Expert: Education / sensitising measures

 

Focus: Awareness-raising guide for local authority employees in the city of Charleroi

 

Charleroi (BE)

Gemaëlle Corsini

Maison Médicale Santé Plurielle

Speed Meeting Expert: Education / sensitising measures

 

Focus: Awareness-raising guide for local authority employees in the city of Charleroi

 

Charleroi (BE)

Julie Van Garsse

Director, vzw Zijkant

Speed Meeting Expert: Development of Public Space

 

Focus: Girls Make / Play the City Project

 

Brussels (BE)

Michiel Van der Padt

vzw Zijn

Speed Meeting Expert: Education / sensitising measures

 

Focus: Project EquiSchools: educating students in gender equality and respect

 

Brussels (BE)

Victoria Marion

Project manager, Crime Prevention Officer, Security Department, Keolis, Lyon

Speed Meeting Expert: Development of public space

 

Focus: Exploratory walks and public transport safety measures

 

Lyon (FR)

Lena Rücker

Urban Development and Planning Unit for transdisciplinary urban affairs, Smart City Office of the City of Vienna

Speed Meeting Expert: Development of public space

 

Focus: Gender mainstreaming in  public space

 

Vienna (AT)

Linsey van der Maarel

Policy advisor on women's emancipation, team Inclusive Society The Hague

Speed Meeting Expert: Education / sensitising measures & development of public space

 

Focus: anti-harassment campaigns and interventions in public spaces

 

The Hague (NL)

Harjanti Kertokarijo

Policy advisor on women's emancipation, team Inclusive Society The Hague

Speed Meeting Expert: Education / sensitising measures & development of public space

 

Focus: anti-harassment campaigns and interventions in public spaces

 

The Hague (NL)