“Belgium is the first country in Europe to decriminalize sex work”
sex workers are no longer stigmatized, exploited and made dependent on others. Belgium is the first country in Europe to decriminalize sex work."
We’ve rounded up some resources and information following invasion by Russia.
Following yesterday's full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, we've rounded up some useful resources and information, plus messages of solidarity from the electronic music community. We'll keep updating this story as new information and material emerges. Last updated: 1:30 PM GMT, February 25th What's going on February 25th • The invasion of Ukraine continues, with Russian forces reportedly attacking Kyiv and other cities with missiles. Several news outlets, including the Guardian, New York Times and Agence France-Presse, have confirmed hearing explosions in the capital. • Speaking to the nation, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy confirmed 137 civilian and military fatalities so far. • Meanwhile in Russia, thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest the war, primarily in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The police made dozens of arrests. February 24th • Earlier this morning, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, attacking military hubs and several major cities, including the capital Kyiv. There are dozens
Maybe you enjoyed this summer's exhibition at the Stammbar? This time Marijn Cela takes us into his world, the world of dance. Tarantella? No, it's not a tarantula nor is it a southern dish, but it is a folkloric dance from the south of Italy. Ever seen The Godfather? Then you might remember the tarantella during the wedding party scene with the typical rousing rhythm of the music, the quick steps and the spinning movements. The dance is also linked to tarantism, an ancient folk belief in which a possessed woman can be freed and reborn only through music and dance…. But the traditional dance is in danger: the youth is moving away from southern Italy - to the richer North or abroad, villages are deserted and the culture is in danger of being lost. https://vimeo.com/679239879?ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0VCVpbUEy0RERpjDk1YiML77Vinyd1JGLdwwixbzGxBwjtjC9FfOLyVKo In this performance Marijn Celea goes back to his Italian roots. It is a quest in which
Action plan ‘Nothing without my consent’
The City of Brussels is launching a new action plan 'Nothing without my consent', with 77 measures to fight against harassment and sexual violence. The plan comes in response to the wave of testimonies from people who have been victims of sexual violence in some of Brussels' nightlife spots. It is based on the three axes of the security chain: prevention, action and follow-up. Prevention and actions The prevention component mainly works on an awareness campaign, in collaboration with the cafes and nightlife, which is deployed throughout the City's territory. The actions of this plan at the level of the City, the police zone and the Brussels by Night Federation include structural measures, reception of victims, mobility measures, but also training for police staff and entertainment venues. In the streets, city lights and cameras are reinforced at all hours of the night in the nightlife quarters. Inside there will be facilities such as the establishment of 'Safer Zones'. Mobility
THE BRUSSELS QUEEN JURIJI DER KLEE IN DRAG RACE SPAIN
Get ready, this is happening ! The cast of the second season of Drage Race Spain has just been announced and we had the surprise to see our Brussels queen Juriji Der Klee. She will be the first Brussels queen to join a Rupaul franchise. The season will start on March 27 and will be one to watch. In the meantime, let’s look back at some of her confidences from our podcast : “I started doing drag when I was 18 in Brussels when I used to be a gogo dancer in clubs. It was a way to explore things I was not allowed to discover in my daily life. I became a club kid, an agender persona with full body make up and very tiny clothes. I had this group of friends and our main goal at that time was to create the best look for the next weekend. It was