4 results for author: Lisa Keepen


Together, let’s make this trip a good memory!

A few weeks before the holidays, GAMS Belgium is launching its awareness campaign to prevent female genital mutilation when returning to the homeland as part of our associative project: the FGM collective, in partnership with AWSA-be, Oasis Belgium and the family planning center of Liège. Our common objective is to reach a maximum number of people affected by female genital mutilation. In this type of situation, a stay in your country of origin is full of mixed feelings: between the happiness of finding your family, of presenting your children born∙ in Belgium but also the fear of not being able to protect your child from an excision. GAMS ...

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. BACKGROUND 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 childre...

ACCESS videos now available in 3 new languages!

GAMS Belgium launches 3 new versions of the ACCESS videos aiming to raise awareness on violence against migrant women: in Afar, Malinké and Soussou!   Let’s end the silence on violence against migrant women The ACCESS project aims to facilitate access to prevention, protection and support for migrant women in Europe who face different types of gender-based violence. In this framework, 4 videos in different languages have been published to raise awareness and facilitate the identification of violence against migrant women.   4 videos available in 12 languages These videos address the feelings or emotional states that can result ...

Questioning Masculinities to Tackle Violence against Women

As part of its community workshops, GAMS Belgium organises an activity for men to take a critical look at masculinities, so that they question female genital mutilation (FGM) and other forms of gender-based violence. Here’s a sneak peek at the 2020 edition of the “Men Speak Out” workshop.