Mélanie Jocquet coordinates the activities of GAMS Belgium in Wallonia. This means that she is also responsible for the reception, approach, social follow-up, training and community activities. She works in our offices in Namur.
Before joining our team in 2020, Mélanie already worked in a social service specialising in the rights of migrants. She provided assistance to people who asked for help with their various procedures (asylum, family reunification, regularisation, …). She also did the same work in penal institutions and offered social and legal support to detainees who requested it.
She also worked for an NGO working to improve access to health care for people in emergency situations.
Through these various meetings, she became aware of the particular vulnerability of women who experience a continuum of gender-based violence, both in their country of origin, during their migration process and during their asylum procedure in Belgium.