The Centre for Equal Treatment (CET), which was created by the law of 28 November 2006, aims to promote, analyse and supervise equal treatment between all persons without discrimination on grounds of race or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability and age.
As every year, the CET published its activity report for 2018:
A few key numbers....
During the year 2018, 126 new cases were referred to the CET. In addition, 24 cases were not closed in 2017. The 150 files for 2018 are distributed as follows:
66 cases (44%) were submitted by women, 64 cases (43%) by men and 20 (13%) by associations / asbl or are self-referred.
Among the grounds of discrimination, disability counts 39 cases (26%), gender 24 cases (16%), belonging or not belonging, true or supposed, to a race or ethnic group 21 cases (14%), age 11 (7%) cases, religion or belief 8 cases (5%), and sexual orientation 6 cases (4%) each.
For more information, please download the full report here.