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Dependent Mothers

  • Equal opportunities
  • Family

BELGIUM - One-third of the women in Belgium have a pension of less than 750 euros. That's little, but doesn't have to be a problem: if you are happily married, have a long career behind you and can put the money together as a couple. But for a whole group of women, this is not the case. The baby boomers are the first generation to divorce in such large numbers. Before that, couples used to stay together forever.

#NoMeansNo in Bangladesh

  • Equal opportunities
  • Human Rights
  • Mobility

DHAKA - The women in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka are fed up with it: they want to be able to go out on the streets without men bothering them. And so they organise their own transport through the impossibly chaotic, congested traffic: a motor-taxi with a woman at the wheel. Or they buy themselves a motorbike. First alone, as an exception, which provokes opposition and sometimes outright attacks. Now more and more numerous, they close ranks, form motorcycle clubs and lead demonstrations against violence against women.

Women of the Hirak

  • Conflict
  • Equal opportunities
  • Human Rights

MOROCCO - Hirak protests broke out in northern Morocco three years ago. Following the terrible death of a fish seller, the Riffines were crying out for good education, health care, work, fair justice and the fight against corruption. But the regime hit hard, resulting in hundreds of arrests. The leaders of the non-violent Hirak movement were sentenced to twenty years in prison.

Tracking the European Union’s migration millions

  • Data Journalism
  • Equal opportunities
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

The Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) is the European Union's largest funding mechanism for development, stability and migration in Africa. Over the past three years it has spent 4,6 billion euro in 26 African countries. This money, however, has not been spent following the proper public procurement laws of the EU.

Arab Spring 2.0

  • Conflict
  • Equal opportunities
  • Politics

MIDDLE EAST -The 'Arab Spring' of 2011 had enormous consequences: dictators fell, wars followed, the refugee crisis came and there was the global impact of ISIS. A continuation of "2011" appears to have been started in 2019. New revolts are raging in Sudan, Algeria, Iraq and Lebanon, while the previous struggle continues elsewhere.

The glass ceiling in science

  • Equal opportunities
  • Education
  • Science

BELGIUM - The five Flemish universities have made considerable progress in the area of gender equality in recent years. Yet at this rate it would take until 2050 before there is gender balance among academic staff. Only slightly more than one in four professors in Flanders is female - while there is no shortage of highly educated women.

Maputo's Material Girls

  • Equal opportunities

In poverty-stricken Mozambique, young women are obliged to sell their bodies to wealthier or white men. A general wisdom with cliché status. But is such a simple analysis correct? What does international research say and what do the women themselves think about their sexual practices and social status? 

Who run the world?

  • Equal opportunities
  • Work

Flemish women with talent and leadership qualities rarely reach the top. Journalist Tine Maenhout, together with ten inspiring women who hold top positions today, investigates why this is still the case and how things can be improved in the future. 

We hate each other more than the Jews

  • Art
  • Equal opportunities
  • Religion
  • International
  • Politics

The fact that ordinary Palestinians have suffered the effects of the Israeli occupation for over fifty years is something that everyone knows. This is shown by the countless articles and reports that reach the public every day. But how the Palestinian population also suffers from the autocratic leadership of its own politicians and administrators and their crippling internal quarrels is less known.

The Distance Between Us

  • Art
  • Equal opportunities

he Distance Between Us’ takes its starting point in some audio cassettes artist and photographer Jan Locus received from a Moroccan family in Molenbeek a few years ago. Probably going back to the early 1980s, the cassettes contain an oral correspondence between families in Brussels and Morocc