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Marjan Justaert

Marjan Justaert

De Standaard, Belgium

m.justaert@newsmavens.com

Why Belgium can't get a handle on hit-and-runs

It was a terrible start to 2018: back-to-back hit-and-run accidents where the driver left the scene. Shame on Belgian drivers, who seem to be the slowest learners regarding road safety.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
10 Jan 2018 Belgium

A call for sisterhood in European politics

Belgian politician Assita Kanko is launching an incubator to encourage more women to enter politics and to support them once they do.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
3 Jan 2018 Belgium

How to maximize the impact of your donations

In these consumerist times, it obviously feels good to do some philanthropy. But it is also worth taking the time to evaluate the impact of our generosity, and to look into investing where the needs is greatest.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
25 Dec 2017 Belgium

Sudanese refugees deported from Belgium were tortured back home 

A few months ago the Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum, Migration and Administrative Simplification, Theo Francken, invited Sudanese government officials to identify migrants and arrange documents for their forced repatriation.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
21 Dec 2017 Belgium

Deradicalization -- a buzzword but above all a big challenge  

In counter-terrorism strategy “deradicalisation” is a key term. But what does it actually mean? How do we disengage ISIS fighters? No country has the perfect solution. Yet the story of Omar shows it can be done.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
14 Dec 2017 Belgium

The 'bromance' between Flemish and Catalan nationalists is not what it seems

During the month which the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, has spent in Belgium he received an especially warm welcome from the Flemish separatists. But the apparent “bromance” is fragile and uneasy for both sides.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
7 Dec 2017 Belgium

We need to talk about Bonn

The Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, was a disappointment. Since the Paris Agreement, the sense of urgency has disappeared. We need new ambitious leaders. All eyes are on Poland.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
23 Nov 2017 Belgium

TV personality felled by #MeToo cried "witch hunt" before going down

He was accused of relatively "mild" offences: sending explicit text messages and driving by someone's house. As more women began to testify, it became clear that these were symptoms of systematic and predatory behavior.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
17 Nov 2017 Belgium

Belgium discusses euthanasia for the mentally ill

There is a clash between defenders and opponents of this idea. They argue about whether hopeless suffering is subjective, and ask -- can we decide whose suffering is unbearable enough?  
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
9 Nov 2017 Belgium

How Belgium imported the Catalan crisis

The sudden appearance of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in Brussels cleaves Belgian politics. He didn't seek political asylum (yet), but nobody knows what else he could seek in Belgium. 
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
31 Oct 2017 Belgium

Sexy is ok, sexist isn't

There are no excuses for Harvey Weinstein's behavior. But let's not confuse sexism with sexiness. We're not all perverts and sluts.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
26 Oct 2017 Belgium

Where there’s a will to counteract radicalization, there’s a way

As Belgium confronts the problem of foreign and 'homegrown' terrorists , headmistress Karin Heremans has emerged as one of the leading figures in the debate. She warns that teachers have no tools to disassemble radicalization in schools.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
16 Oct 2017 Belgium

Fact-checking the Belgian Prime Minister 

'Jobs, jobs, jobs' is the current credo of Belgium's government. After three years, we see an increasing amount of them, but the numbers don't show the budgetary deficit, several adverse social effects and other broken promises.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
11 Oct 2017 Belgium

Growing a space for male victims of domestic abuse

Faced with the prospect of ridicule or disbelief, the majority of abused men are afraid to talk about the violence inflicted by their partners. Many have been conditioned never to use violence against women, even in self-defense.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
3 Oct 2017 Belgium
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