“FGM is an African issue”, “In Europe,we don’t do that to girls” or “FGM is women’s business”: sounds familiar? Excellent, because this guide aims at breaking down common myths and misconceptions existing about FGM. This guide was published by GAMS Belgium…
FGM Prevalence map, 2017
GAMS Belgium has updated its prevalence map on FGM in the world with regard to the new data published by UNICEF in a report in February 2016. With the new statistics, the NGO was able to integrate data from several countries in Asia, including Indonesia…
This training manual has been produced for future facilitators to train multipliers promoting behaviour changes in FGM practicing communities across the European Union. The CHANGE training manual merges several approaches and is based on Participatory Action Research. Guidelines and detailed…
This board, designed for workers in the domain of health, is an appendix to the manual “Mutilations Génitales Féminines – Guide à l’usage des professions concernées.”
The document is a reminder of the definition of FGM, of the different types, and of the right way to help infibulated women during childbirth.
This is a support or a visual help enabling to show entirely or partially the vulva and its different parts. It also enables to show, “visually”, some of the harmful consequences of the practice.
The idea of the project “creating posters” appeared thanks to the following statements: the already existing posters were not always understood by people who cannot read the language(s) of the host country AND the symbols/drawings are not necessarily compatible with the target audience.
This document geographically deals with the countries, showing the percentage of women who have undergone FGM all over the world. The aim is to raise awareness about the consequences FGM can have on the health of women and girls.
The STOP FGM passport is used to raise awareness amongst parents about the danger to which their daughters are confronted during their stay abroad, in such a way that they protect them against potential threats of mutilation by close relations or by a member of the community.
For her twelfth birthday, Diariatou’s parents offer her a trip to Senegal, where she will meet her mother’s family. However, Diariatou is not aware of the customs prevailing in her country of origin.