35 results for author: Daniela Bishop

Webinar (Dutch) on Feminism, Anti-racism and the fight against FGM

On Friday 28 August 2020, GAMS Belgium organised a webinar on FGM within an intersectional approach that combines feminist and anti-racist point of views. Find out what was said by the activists Lindah Leah Nyirenda, Meron Knikman, and Stella Nyanchama Okemwa!

Annual Report 2019 – Towards a world free of female genital mutilation

Find out what our strategies and approaches have been in 2019 to combat FGM and other violence faced by migrant women.

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.