of the Flemish gender ombudsperson that deals with gender-related issues has seen
a marked rise in formal complaints since the start of the trial against TV
celebrity Bart De Pauw. The TV producer faces
charges of harassment and electronic stalking. Everybody who experiences
unwanted sexual advances can file a complaint with the office of the Flemish gender
ombudsperson. When appropriate the
ombudsperson passes on the complaint to the judicial authorities. Following the publicity generated by the
trial more and more people are taking a stand and are filing a complaint.