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 ...

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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 ...

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Buy a “My clit’collection” bag in support of GAMS Belgium!

In partnership with Les Nez à Nez, GAMS Belgium is selling bags illustrated with clitorises in order to raise funds for its projects to abandon female genital mutilation (FGM). The clitoris in the spotlight The clitoris is a key organ to GAMS Belgium's fight for a world without FGM. It is now celebrated through the "My Clit'Collection" accessories from Nez à Nez! Tote bags in solidarity The “My Clit'Collection” tote bags have been produced to support associations that fight against genital mutilation, that promote sexual and reproductive rights as an integral ...

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CoP FGM: Webinar – Gender transformative approaches to ending FGM

On December 2, 2021, AIDOS, GAMS Belgium and the End FGM EU Network will host the online closing conference of the International Stakeholders Dialogue (ISD) on "Gender Transformative Approaches to Ending FGM". Context In October and November 2021, AIDOS, GAMS Belgium and the End FGM European Network, organized a virtual International Stakeholder Dialogue (ISD) on the topic of “gender transformative approaches to ending FGM” (GTA). The Dialogue gathered stakeholders from the public, private and civil-society sectors, in Africa, Europe and beyond, working towards ...

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Subscribe to GAMS Belgium’s new legal newsletter!

GAMS Belgium is launching its brand-new legal newsletter aimed at lawyers, legal professionals and other organisations to discuss legal issues linked to female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and other related violence. An initiative of our legal support department Since 2019, GAMS Belgium offers legal support in French and Dutch to lawyers and specialised services regarding international and national protection applications. The non-profit offers specific information on case law, doctrine as well as clarifications on FGM, forced marriages and other related ...

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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 ...

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New version (FR & NL) of the guide “Genital mutilation: addressing common myths and misconceptions”

A guide to deconstruct the myths and misconceptions about female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Annual Report 2020

The year 2020 was marked by COVID-19 all over the world. Despite the challenges, the fight against FGM continues; our team did not give up and remained true to its role!

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Standards for Community-Based Services for Migrant Women and Girls affected by GBV

Display the new ACCESS Community Standards poster in your premises to show that you meet the standards for supporting migrant women* facing gender-based violence.

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The ACCESS awareness-raising posters are available!

Hang the awareness-raising posters and facilitate access to support for migrant women!

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