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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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.

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Preventing and Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Emergency and Humanitarian Contexts

Between October and November 2020, 76 experts from 44 organizations in 31 countries and 5 world regions gathered online to participate in multiple virtual stakeholder dialogue sessions in the run-up to the FGM Donors Working Group meeting on 16-17 November 2020. The online discussions focused on “Preventing and Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Emergency and Humanitarian Contexts” with the explicit aim of providing a concrete set of recommendations for donors and key actors in the field.

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Press Release – The EU should ensure and sustain access to support for migrant women facing GBV

Marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, ACCESS project partners call on the European Union and its Member States to ensure and sustain access to prevention, protection and support of migrant women facing GBV.

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Joint letter – Calling on Generation Equality Action Coalition on GBV to ensure that no girl is left behind

GAMS Belgium is joining civil society organisations and activists from across 79 countries to call on Generation Equality Action Coalition on GBV to ensure that no girl is left behind & prioritise ending child marriage and FGM.

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Online conference – Migrant women & GBV: sharing & sustaining the ACCESS project results at EU level

On 2 December 2020, ACCESS project partners are organising an online conference for professionals and institutions active in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) against migrant women in Europe.

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CoP-FGM Webinar: Preventing and Responding to FGM in Humanitarian Settings 

On November 12 2020 GAMS Belgium, AIDOS and End FGM  EU organize in the context of the Community of Practice on Female Genital Mutilation (CoP-FGM) a webinar to draw attention to the prevention of FGM and support for those affected in a humanitarian context.

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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!

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