Colloquium 2016

18.11.2016 – Colloquium GAMS & Intact

The place of gender-based violence and traumatic memory  within one’s asylum procedure.


On Friday 18th November 2016, GAMS Belgium and Intact npo organised a colloquium about gender-based violence and traumatic memory within one’s route as an asylum seeker, which focused on psychological aspects. It aimed to:

  • Recognise traumatic memory20160930_gams_com_colloque18nov
  • Suggest ways to assist women asylum-seekers who have undergone gender-based violence (while focussing on female genital mutilation and sexual violence).
  • Estimate how mental health is taken into account in the context of asylum procedures based on gender-related violence.
  • Give concrete suggestions on how to improve the consideration of mental health in the context of asylum seeking.

You can download the documentation about the topics discussed during the colloquium:

  • In Dutch: click here
  • In French: click here

Video of Dr. Muriel Salmona’s presentation about traumatic memory: