The End FGM European Network (End FGM EU) is looking for a dynamic Director to lead its activities, European (EU) level advocacy, bridge building between Europe and the rest of the world and fundraising functions
Meeting with Fatoumata Sidibé, Deputy of the Belgian Parliament.
“As a journalist, I wanted to give a voice to women who were fighting for their rights. This is how I got to interview Khadidiatou Diallo for AMINA magazine, at the very beginnings of GAMS Belgium. It was a revolution to see women as engaged as she was.”
We met Samia Youssouf, staffed community worker at the Liège branch of GAMS. She has been fighting FGM for many years, in Belgium and Djibouti. “I come from Djibouti, a country where all women are cut. The prevalence of FGM is more than 90%.
The contents of this book, written by Seydou Niang as a part of the Men Speak Out project, and produced with financial backing of the Daphne Programme of the European Union, are based on facts inspired by real-life situations. The aim is to enable both professionals and the public to learn methods of addressing the question of FGM with the communities concerned.
Marie-Fabienne Muyle is a general practitioner trained in Tropical Medicine. Since 1998 she works at the Travel Clinic of CHU St. Pierre, Brussels, the largest such clinic in Belgium. Fore over 10 years she also worked in a Family Planning Centre and at the School Health Service of the City of Brussels. Marie-Fabienne shares her experiences of awareness-raising and screening of FGM at the Travel Clinic.
Kadra Fahra is a community facilitator at GAMS Belgium. She was a volunteer for almost 3 years and became an employee at the beginning of 2016.
« When I was seven years old, I asked to be cut, I wanted to be like the other girls »
“From diaspora communities to the heart of the EU: together to end FGM” Representatives of FGM-practicing communities meet Brussels-based NGOs The END FGM European Network invites civil society representatives to discuss about the role communities can play in promoting behavioural change…
We met Assiatou and Diariou, two young women in their 20s. They have several things in common: both are Fulani of Guinean origin, both are studying to become social workers, both did an internship at GAMS as a part of their studies, and today they participate in a GAMS training course to become community peer educators
One interview, two voices…
Equilibres & Populations, a French NGO working for the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights, is leading a specific project on female genital/sexual* mutilation in Mali: “Protecting the Next Generation “. Aurélie Désrumaux, project manager at EquiPop since…
Le projet européen Men Speak Out a été mené en 2015 et 2016 dans trois pays, le Belgique, les Pays-Bas et la Grande Bretagne, et coordonné par le GAMS Belgique. Il visait à intégrer les hommes issus des diasporas et vivant en Europe dans la lutte contre les mutilations génitales féminines.
Nous avons donné la parole à, Idrissa, l’un des hommes formé comme pair éducateur dans le cadre du projet. « Avant de connaître ma compagne et le GAMS je pensais que les mutilations génitales féminines étaient des pratiques normales et bonnes pour les filles. »