Stéphanie Florquin is the network coordinator of the Concerted Strategies in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (SC-MGF). She is also a Project officer for the European E-learning project UE FGM. Moreover, as a Sociologist she is responsible for the qualitative research for the Men Speak Out project in Belgium.
During her studies in International Development Stéphanie specialised in gender and particularly in how NGOs integrate a gender approach in their work. As a part of her studies she did an internship in a Cameroonian grass-roots organization. Stéphanie holds a Master’s degree in Sociology “Gender and Social Politics” from Toulouse University (France). She did her MS internship in France at the NGO Equilibres & Populations where she worked as an assistant on a FGM project in Mali. She also carried out a gender assessment of the NGO.
Before joining GAMS Stéphanie coordinated a French LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, trans*) organisation. She also accomplished missions at the European network ILGA-Europe and as a consultant for the drafting of a French parliamentarian report on the integration of gender in French cooperation.
In parallel with her professional work Stéphanie has also worked as an activist in feminist and human rights organizations.
Stéphanie joined GAMS in June 2015.