My life behind the masks

On the occasion of the International Women’s Rights Day, on 8 March, GAMS Belgium shares with you the result of its latest project: My life behind the masks.


The project “My life behind the masks” was born in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. We noticed an increase in anxiety and anguish among the women we were following. Isolated, the women housed in the centres told us that they were locked up with their violent husbands, with no possibility of interaction. As for the undocumented women, many of them were unable to continue their income-generating activities and found themselves without money to feed themselves or their children.With this project, we wanted to give them the opportunity to be heard, and to say “ENOUGH”!


The project was carried out by the Liège branch of GAMS Belgium with the women concerned. After a series of discussion groups which allowed for the discussion of situations experienced during the pandemic, several co-construction workshops were set up: writing, creation, filming, etc. The women were able to put their feelings into words. They themselves wrote and translated the text, recorded the voices and took part in the video.


The video “My life behind the masks” is available on our YouTube channel in 10 languages: French, English, Tigrinya, Amharic, Fula, Afar, Arabic, Somali, Soussou and Malinke.

Watch the videos!

A massive thanks to Jean-François Roland (Qore Pictures) for the direction, image, sound and post-production, and to Célicia Theys for the stage and voice coaching and the theatre workshop, but also for their support and kindness throughout the shooting.

Produced with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and Wallonia

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