A statue of national heroine Gabrielle Petit stands in Brussels, honored for this activity.
- Nursing during bubonic plague
- Hiding Jewish children in WW II
- Ending child labor
- Spying during WW I
Spying during World War I. For two years, Belgian Petit was an effective spy for the British until she was captured by Germany. Refusing to give up any information, she was executed by firing squad on April 1, 1916. She was 23 years old.