Launch of the ACCESS awareness campaign: let’s end the silence

Breaking the silence on gender-based violence against migrant women: the ACCESS project aims to facilitate access to support services for affected women.

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#MyVoiceMatters: Peer educators to fight violence against women

The example of the ACCESS project and Idil's experience in the fight against female genital mutilation and other forms of gender-based violence.

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Annual report 2018

This year, we are introducing a new format: an annual report of less than 20 pages. In doing so, we aim to give you an overview of the work done by our team in 2018. 

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Training – Gender-based violence: improving support to affected migrant women

In the framework of the ACCESS European project, GAMS Belgium organises a new free, accessible and multidisciplinary capacity building training module for front-line professionals to improve access to support and care for migrant women in Belgium who were confronted to gender-based violence. Objectives To enable key professionals to understand and explore the multiple forms of gender-based violence within migrant communities and their adverse impact To raise awareness on cultural competency in responding effectively to women and girls affected by multiple forms of ...

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Gender-based violence: launch of a new interactive mapping of professionals

As part of the "Gender-based violence and asylum"  and ACCESS projects, GAMS Belgium is working on a new mapping tool, aiming to identify professionals in contact with persons confronted to gender-based violence (GBV) within the context of migration.  A mapping of support services The aim is to identify as many professionals, associations and actors of the social, medical, psychological and legal sectors as possible who work with persons with a migration background and confronted to GBV. Better reach your target audience The mapping will function as a tool for ...

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GAMS Vision & Statutes

GAMS Belgium (Group for the Abolition of Female Sexual Mutilations) was established in 1996.

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Improving the consideration of FGM in Belgium

In the context of the upcoming Belgian Federal elections on 26 May 2019, GAMS Belgium has published an advocacy note for an improved policy for taking female genital mutilation into account. According to the latest estimates (2016), more than 17,000 women living in Belgium are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) and more than 8,000 girls are at risk. These girls and women need effective protection and quality multidisciplinary care. Prevention and care The resources allocated to preventing and tackling FGM in Belgium, even more in Flanders, are insufficient. ...

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Preventing Female Genital Mutilation in hard to reach communities

GAMS Belgium and The End FGM European Network would like to invite you to the European Conference on the topic “Preventing FGM in hard to reach communities”

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“Together With Girls” against FGM

On 6th February is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. The annual opportunity for GAMS Belgium to insist on the fighting this harmful practise together.

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Information session: Health and traditions

Join the next information session over health and traditions. Date : Monday 5th of Novembre 2018 Time: 10.00 – 12.00 Place : DE SLOEP vzw – Bevelandstraat 26, 9000 Gent.   Translation into different languages is possible on demand.

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