6 February, International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly designated February 6th as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to intensify global action aimed at eliminating this practice. Every year, the team at GAMS Belgium invites you to join them on February 6th to celebrate this day and continue the fight together!


This year, GAMS Belgium is hosting two days of meetings and discussions at the ULB campus Solbosch. The event is open to everyone, whether you are a student at ULB or not.


The stands are open to everyone!


12:00 PM -2:00 PM: Stands in the main street. Come meet with GAMS Be, ULB Santé, SEX-ED +, and many others to discuss sexuality.



12:00 PM -2:00 PM: Stands in the main street
4:30 PM -5:30 PM: Round table – Sexualities and Empowerment: 3D vulvas

  • Magaly Pirotte, project leader of SEX-ED+: Genital molding: Centering consent and empowerment of participants to document the genitals of those who have experienced excision (in partnership with GAMS)
  • Cendrine Vanderhoeven, midwife sexologist at the Medical Center for Victims of Excision (CeMaVie) of CHU Saint-Pierre: ‘My Body, My Rights: My Vulva, My Powers’, insights from a sexologist accompanying women who have undergone excision
  • Invitation of women who participated in the vulva molding project

Moderation: Fabienne Richard, director of GAMS Belgium

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM: Round table – Female Genital Mutilation: political, social and psychological issues

  • Sarah O’Neill, medical anthropologist, LAMC & Striges, ULB: Excision and its consequences on psycho-social well-being
  • An van Raemdonck, anthropologist, Ghent University: Female genital mutilation and Islam: a complicated and contested relationship
  • Afi Agboli, post-doctoral researcher en medecine, University of Luxembourg: Identifying turning points in the life trajectories of migrant women in the process of changing attitudes towards FGM Moderation. 

Moderation: Jihan Safar,researcher at OMAM-MSH (ULB) and qualitative study officer at GAMS Belgium

A partnership initiative