INTERVIEW. Within the framework of the ACCESS project, GAMS Belgium, Médicos del Mundo (Spain) and FORWARD UK (United Kingdom) offer online conversations in different languages. The aim is to facilitate access to support for migrant women confronted with gender-based violence who do not necessarily speak the national languages. Behind the ACCESS chat screen are people like Jessica, social worker, and Mashaer, ACCESS peer educator.
Meeting Dr. DelhaxheThe presence of GAMS community facilitators in ONE consultations in Liège dates back to 2010. We met with Marylène Delhaxhe, a paediatric counsellor with the ONE, to talk about the collaboration between the two organisations in the prevention…
Interview with Athéna Patoulidis Athéna Patoulidis is a General Practitioner (GP). As part of her training, which she has just completed*, she wrote two reports on genital mutilation, aiming to better understand the role that GPs can play in the…
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 Internet is now an important tool for sharing public health messages. They offer public services and associations the opportunity to reach parts of the population that have less access to traditional media. But the internet also allows the communities themselves to share their health information, to create links and to interact with others.
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.
“The Brussels Coordination of the Concerted strategies on FGM (CB SC-MGF) is one of 4 “new” networks funded by the francophone Brussels government through the new Health promotion plan.”