Voiced by Amazon Polly. In Brussels, women say nighttime curfews introduced to slow the spread of coronavirus have a serious downside: empty streets mean there is no one to call out to for help if you feel at risk of harassment or assault. Rules currently in place in the Belgian capital prohibit people from leaving their homes between 10 p. Some women say that when they make such journeys, they are now confronted by an unnerving prospect of dark, empty streets, devoid of the usual hustle and bustle of a Brussels evening.
Antwerp / Antwerpen, Belgium. Girls in costume before a night out
Antwerp / Antwerpen, Belgium. Girls in costume before a night out Stock Photo - Alamy
By Sarah Collins. A feminist remake of the Brussels metro map pays tribute to the women who have shaped European history, from Simone Veil to Joan of Arc. Watch our editor-in-chief Koert Debeuf explain the reasons in this second video. The Capital of Europe, Women of Europe idea was the brainchild of Friends of Europe trustee and Irish journalist Mary Fitzgerald , who said she wanted to tell a new story about Europe that transcends language and nationality.
Belgium performs well in many measures of well-being relative to most other countries in the Better Life Index. Belgium ranks above the average in work-life balance, income and wealth, civic engagement, education and skills, subjective well-being, jobs and earnings, health status, housing, social connections, and personal security but below average in environmental quality. These rankings are based on available selected data.
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