23 results for author: Daniela Bishop


The therapeutic process as a tool for self-reconstruction

During therapeutic exchanges, women confronted with FGM and/or forced marriages free themselves from what prevents them from moving forward. Maud Jeulin, psychologist, gives an account of the therapeutic process involved in regaining one’s own life.

Webinar “Feminism & anti-racism: prospects for the fight against FGM in Belgium”

Creating a dialogue around the misrepresentations of FGM in order to prevent political instrumentalisation and to avoid harming affected communities.

GAMS Belgium stands in solidarity with MEP Herzberger-Fofana

GAMS Belgium shares the position of the European Network End FGM in solidarity with the MEP Herzberg-Fofana who testified about her experience with the Belgian police.

#EndFGMmyths: is FGM linked to religion?

One of the most common misconceptions is that FGM is linked to religion. It is often raised in defence of FGM and many people think that certain religions force the practice.

Support coronavirus prevention in Senegal

We are being hit hard: the coronavirus (or COVID-19) has an unprecedented health, societal and economic impact. But what aboutpeople in the region of Vélingara in Senegal, where we are implementing our project to combat female genital mutilation (FGM)? COVID-19 is in everyone's mind The coronavirus (or COVID-19), is well established in Europe and impacts our lifestyles. For the ones among us who are better off, it is a matter of staying at home to protect oneself and avoid the spread of the virus. But it is also a constant struggle for those affected, front-line staff and decision-makers at national and international level. In Belgium and ...

Coronavirus & lockdown: GAMS Belgium informs and provides support

! Regular updates ! In the context of the COVID-19 (or coronavirus) pandemic, GAMS Belgium wishes to reassure its beneficiaries and remains supportive. This article compiles the tools and documentation available in different languages. For people who do not read French or Dutch, our team (salaried and volunteer) has created video capsules that essentially take up the message below. This article will be updated regularly, as we receive more relevant information. 📣 A message to our beneficiaries « During these difficult times, GAMS will not abandon you. If you are worried, if you are afraid, if you feel like talking, or if you do not understand ...

#endFGMmyths: No, female genital mutilation (FGM) is not an “African issue”

It has long been thought that FGM practices were limited to Africa, while it actually is a global problem. It is time to debunk this misconception.

Joint letter: Protect the most vulnerable to ensure protection for everyone!

Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic.

Interview: Behind the ACCESS chat screen

Within the framework of the ACCESS project, GAMS Belgium, Médicos del Mundo (Spain) and FORWARD UK (United Kingdom) offer online conversations in different languages. The aim is to facilitate access to support for migrant women confronted with gender-based violence who do not necessarily speak the national languages. Behind the ACCESS chat screen are people like Jessica, social worker, and Mashaer, ACCESS peer educator. In this interview for the Concerted Strategies for fighting Female Genital Mutilation (CS-FGM) network, Jessica and Mashaer tell you everything about the ACCESS chat! More info on the ACCESS project Visit www.we-acces...

Coronavirus: impact on GAMS’ activities

In view of the coronavirus situation (COVID-19) and the announcement by the Belgian Government of additional measures to contain the pandemic, GAMS Belgium must cancel or postpone its workshops, events and non-urgent appointments. Workshops All group workshops will be cancelled until the end of March: The monthly meeting in Ans (Wallonia) on 26 March The monthly meeting in Brussels and Namur on 27 March The youth group The men's group The Storytelling workshop in March will be postponed. Psychological and social appointments Initial reception, social and psychological conversations are possible provided that the rules of hygiene ...