9 results for author: Daniela Bishop


#MyVoiceMatters: Peer educators to fight violence against women

The example of the ACCESS project and Idil's experience in the fight against female genital mutilation and other forms of gender-based violence.

Annual report 2018

This year, we are introducing a new format: an annual report of less than 20 pages. In doing so, we aim to give you an overview of the work done by our team in 2018. 

Training – Gender-based violence: improving support to affected migrant women

In the framework of the ACCESS European project, GAMS Belgium organises a new free, accessible and multidisciplinary capacity building training module for front-line professionals to improve access to support and care for migrant women in Belgium who were confronted to gender-based violence. Objectives To enable key professionals to understand and explore the multiple forms of gender-based violence within migrant communities and their adverse impact To raise awareness on cultural competency in responding effectively to women and girls affected by multiple forms of gender-based violence To explore the role of provision of community-based ...

Gender-based violence: launch of a new interactive mapping of professionals

As part of the "Gender-based violence and asylum"  and ACCESS projects, GAMS Belgium is working on a new mapping tool, aiming to identify professionals in contact with persons confronted to gender-based violence (GBV) within the context of migration.  A mapping of support services The aim is to identify as many professionals, associations and actors of the social, medical, psychological and legal sectors as possible who work with persons with a migration background and confronted to GBV. Better reach your target audience The mapping will function as a tool for anyone, service user or professional, to find information and contact data according ...

Improving the consideration of FGM in Belgium

In the context of the upcoming Belgian Federal elections on 26 May 2019, GAMS Belgium has published an advocacy note for an improved policy for taking female genital mutilation into account. According to the latest estimates (2016), more than 17,000 women living in Belgium are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) and more than 8,000 girls are at risk. These girls and women need effective protection and quality multidisciplinary care. Prevention and care The resources allocated to preventing and tackling FGM in Belgium, even more in Flanders, are insufficient. We want the Belgian State to establish: A national policy to protect girls ...

“Together With Girls” against FGM

On 6th February is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. The annual opportunity for GAMS Belgium to insist on the fighting this harmful practise together.

CoP-FGM: What kind of support for affected women?

Help us create a mapping on the psychological, sexual and social care of female genital mutilation

A pact for education: Sponsor a young girl living in Vélingara (Senegal)

GAMS Belgium npo launches a project in Senegal and needs your support!

SAVE THE DATE – 18.11.2016 – COLLOQUIUM GAMS & INTACT

On Friday 18th November 2016, GAMS Belgium and Intact npo will organise a colloquium about gender-based violence and traumatic memory within one's route as an asylum seeker.