We met Pauline Ikongho, nurse at the Fedasil centre in Rixensart and “FGM adviser” in the framework of the project “Trajectory FGM” of the asylum and migration fund (FAMI). This project, coordinated by GAMS Belgium and conducted with the NGO INTACT, was set up to ensure adequate care for all female asylum seekers affected by excision.
We met with Pauline Soupa and Mathilde Borcard, volunteers at the «Prenatal Workshop» at GAMS in Brussels.
« Women share tips specific to their country of origin, things we wouldn’t know. As midwives, we are here to give information, to address more medical concerns, but their knowledge is important and the workshop also serves to enhance it. The workshop also has a very strong social function for women, it is an opportunity for them to meet others from the same country, to speak their language.»
The END FGM Network is recruiting a new Project Officer. All informations on the END FGM website : http://www.endfgm.eu/news-en-events/news/vacancy-project-officer/. Closing date for applications : 6th of December 2018.
The END FGM Network is recruiting a new Communication Officer. All informations on the END FGM website : http://www.endfgm.eu/news-en-events/news/vacancy-communications-officer/. Closing date for applications : 6th of December 2018.
Barbara Rondiat est référente pour le projet « femmes » du centre d’accueil des demandeur.e.s d’asile « Pierre-Bleue » de la Croix-Rouge, à Yvoir. A ce titre, elle œuvre au quotidien en faveur de l’empowerment des femmes. Cette année, elle va sillonner la Belgique francophone pour sensibiliser les équipes des autres centres au projet.
At the crossroads of art therapy, autobiographical stories and group therapy, the creation of a personal video makes it possible to embrace an experience and to become detached. A partnership between GAMS and StoryAtelier enabled 8 women to experience it.
GAMS fights homophobia.
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%.