Mentioned in the article is the fact that “women often still avoid certain neighborhoods years later or adjust their behavior because of the sexual verbal violence of the past”. What “certain neighborhoods” might that be? An account in left-leaning Politico of the 80% Moroccan suburb of Molenbeek gives an indication:
…I witnessed petty crime, aggression, and frustrated youths who spat at our girlfriends and called them “filthy whores.” If you made a remark, you were inevitably scolded and called a racist.
Het Laatste Nieuws (translated):
Nearly nine out of ten women in Brussels were already confronted with a form of sexual harassment. One in three still experiences negative consequences every day. This is shown by a study by Ghent University at the request of the Brussels secretary of state for Equal Opportunities Bianca Debaets (CD & V). This is what De Tijd reports today.
Half of the women surveyed were confronted with physical violence.
This makes Brussels worse than in previous European figures. It showed that 30 per cent of women had to deal with street violence and 60 per cent were victims of intimidation.
“The research shows that women often still avoid certain neighborhoods years later or adjust their behavior because of the sexual verbal violence of the past,” Debaets responds. After launching the awareness campaign Meld Violence earlier, HandsAway Brussels will start in March, an app to report street intimidation.
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Belgium (BE) is estimated to have a population of 11.3 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.