NATIONAL AWARENESS-RAISING CAMPAIGN BEFORE THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS
A national campaign to prevent female genital mutilation (FGM) during the summer holidays was launched on May 23rd in Brussels. GAMS Belgium will welcome Halimata Fofana, an inspirational author who has just published her second novel “À l’ombre de la cité Rimbaud”. She talks about FGM, forced marriages, but also how school, books and music helped her find her way.
Between 23rd and 26th May our campaign patron, Halimata Fofana, has met the general public, professionals from the care and education sectors, families affected by FGM and a group of children in a school in Belgium. A teaching tool has been developed especially for this occasion to interact with the classes. It will be available on request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is welcome to attend the different events in Ghent, Brussels and Liège. However, reservations are required (please do so before May22nd) via the links below. We look forward to seeing you !
Watch the awareness raising film made for the campaign with Halimata Fofana here.
Literary encounters, film debates, activities in a Liège school and webinars – all these activities have punctuated our campaign this year. Take a look back at this busy week in pictures!
LITERARY ENCOUNTER WITH HALIMATA FOFANA IN GHENT
When? Tuesday evening May 23rd at 20h
Where? Booskhop LIMERICK – Koningin Elisabethlaan, 142 – 9000 Ghent
Who? Halimata Fofana in a dialogue with Omar Ba
FILM + DEBATE WITH HALIMATA FOFANA IN BRUSSELS
When? Wednesday morning May 24th from 11h15 – 13h00
Where? PALACE (room 2) – Anspachlaan 85, 1000 Brussels
Who? Halimata Fofana in conversation with Fabienne Richard, GAMS Belgium’s director
LITERARY ENCOUNTER WITH HALIMATA FOFANA IN BRUSSELS
When ? Wednesday evening May 24th from 19h – 21h30
Where ? Maison de la Francité – Jozef II straat 18, 1000 Brussels
Who : Halimata Fofana in conversation with Marianne Nguena
FILM + DEBATE WITH HALIMATA FOFANA IN LIEGE
When? Thursday evening May 25th from 19h-21h
Where? Hotel YUST (WHAM auditorium) – Esplanade Simone Veil 2, 4000 Liège
Who? Fos Mohamed Nur and Louise Da Via (GAMS Belgium’s Liège branch) in dialogue with Halimata Fofana
WEBINAR: TRAINING USING THE ‘DETECTOMETER’
When in Dutch ? Thursday June 1st in Dutch from 14h–16h30 OR Thursday June 8th from 14h-16h30
When in French ? Thursday May 25th from 14h-16h30 OR Tuesday June 6th from 14h – 16h30
For whom? The psycho-social and medical sector, childcare, educational sector, professionals working with asylum seekers, judicial sector. The detectometer is available here
Halimata Fofana is coming back to Brussels!
When? Saturday evening June 17th from 15h-21h
Where? Centre Communautaire Maritime