The non-profit organisation GAMS Belgium has been fighting since 1996 for the abandonment of female genital mutilation in Belgium and abroad. Its team collaborates with affected communities and carries out prevention, support, professional training and advocacy work. GAMS Belgium is a member of the EndFGM European Network and the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (CIAF).



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  2. How to talk about FGM?
  3. Female genital mutilation in Belgium (factsheet)
  4. FGM prevalence in the world (worldmap)

Press Contacts

  • Katrien De Koster (NL & ENG)
    Flanders helpdesk Coordinator
    0495 93 93 18
  • Fabienne Richard (FR & ENG)
    Director GAMS Belgium & midwife referent FGM
    0473 41 06 91
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Recent press releases

5.02.2021 – Combating female genital mutilation in Belgium: glaring gaps between regions that undermine preventive work and put children at risk (French/Dutch)

04.12.2020 – The European Union should ensure and sustain access to support for migrant women facing gender-based violence

23.11.2020 – The new Belgian government urged to take steps to improve prevention and support for migrant women facing violence (French/Dutch)

08.03.2020 – International day for women’s rights: on 9 March 2020, the feminist association GAMS Belgium goes on strike. (French/Dutch)

06.02.2020 – Female genital mutilation: the Belgian government must ensure respect for the human rights of women in precarious situations

GAMS Belgium in the media