Tag Archives: disability

A boy named Lou

Normally I do not mix work and private life. But today I do have to make an exception.  At the airport in Brussels, a few weeks ago, I encountered an interesting blind boy who has de Morsier syndrome or Septo-optic … Continue reading

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Violence against disabled children

The life of children with disabilities is surrounded by stigma, discrimination, cultural  prejudices, ill- perceptions and shocking invisibility. Unfortunately, it is also dramatically marked by heightened risks of violence, neglect, injury and exploitation. When we do find, in 2000,  in … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #9 Consumption

Poverty evolution in Flanders 9.     Consumption People with higher incomes are likely to consume more goods and services, and to attribute a far higher proportion of their expenditure to ‘non-essentials’ such as holidays, visits to restaurants, or other leisure activities. … Continue reading

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