Parties continue to differ
Dave Sinardet: "People often think there is little difference between the various political parties on the themes of this vote advice application. Political parties like to profile themselves strongly around themes such as women's rights, sexuality or anything concerning LGBT+. But if you dig deeper into concrete and specific policy choices, you notice major differences or even contradictions. These themes provide material for political discussion, the debates are still being held and it implies that by making a choice in the voting booth, you’re also making a choice regarding these themes. "
Why a voting guide?
Policy is not just about taxes or migration, but also about, for example, the term within which an abortion can take place, whether separate asylum centres are needed for transgender people, or the implementation of the National Action Plan to combat all forms of gender-based violence. In short, policy is an important precondition for sexual health and rights, gender equality and equal opportunities for sexual minorities. DeStemwijzer.be touches on a wide range of themes related to inclusion, equal opportunities, well-being, health, women's rights and gender equality.
https://www.destemwijzer.be/ (in Dutch).
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Wim Van de Voorde, email@example.com