GAMS Belgium stands in solidarity with MEP Herzberger-Fofana
The End FGM European Network (End FGM EU) stands in solidarity with Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, a Black woman Member of the European Parliament (MEP) who was subjected to police violence at the hands of Belgian officers on Tuesday, 16 June. MEP Herzberger-Fofana gave an account of her experience, during the opening of the June plenary session, where MEPs debated racism, discrimination and police violence, with Council and Commission representatives.
Dr. Herzberger-Fofana is a successful European and German politician: she is the first German MEP of African descent and the co-president of the European Parliament’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI). Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana has also been a great Ally to End FGM EU within the course of the current EU legislature: she has co-hosted and spoke at several of our events, initiated the informal EP group on friends against FGM and played a great role in the recent European Parliament resolution, an EU strategy to put an end to female genital mutilation around the world. Evidently, she has been at the forefront of tackling FGM through action at political level, both in Germany, wider Europe, and at international level.
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