A2 posters featuring prevention messages to:
- Support women in their struggle
- Traditional female circumcisers also live in the North
- Ask families to stop their FGM habit
- Young people who also enlist in the struggle against FGM
- Professionals who are also affected by the custom
- There exists a law in Belgium protecting girls and women from the custom (reporting)
- Dangers caused by FGM in the context of pregnancy
- Religions say no to female genital mutilaton
- Teachers also play a role in the fight against FGM
Down every poster, there are the names of people who participated in the project and the name of the centres that received the project.
Made in 2014 at the centre of Eeklo (Belgian Red Cross), by Ababacar T, Aïda B., Ali A., Christine E., Fana, Jamal A., Jocelyne K., Kidane A., Mamadou S., Nidiya Y., Sarah et Sidatte D.
Made in 2014 at Lint Fedasil centre, by Bintou, Fatouma, Fatoumata, Grace, Jeanne, Julie, Madina, Nadège, Nasra, Qani.
Made in 2014 at Florennes Fedasil centre, by Aïssata, Alpha 114, Binta, Djenaba, Fatoumata, Fatoumata Binta, Hawa, Kadiatou, Madina, Mariama D., Mariama Kadija D., Nenen, Pathé, Salamata et Sebastiào.
Made in 2013 at the centre of Hotton (Belgian Red Cross), by Aïssatou, Elise, Fatimata, Mariama, Mohammed, Nadine, Oumou B., Oumou S., Sekou, M’Balia and Tiguidanke.
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.
GAMS Belgium has imagined a methodology for residents in the centres: they participate in 4 or 5 days of information and training course about FGM and poster creation. At the end of this stage, the participants are told about FGM. They also receive information about how to create such posters and what is important in the process of it.
This project is led in Belgian Fedasil centres. The GAMS team stays in the centre until the posters are created. That way, they can experiment the life of the residents. So far, the project has taken place in 3 centres: Hotton (Red Cross), Lint and Florennes Fedasil.
After being created, the posters are printed. The GAMS team goes back to the centres in order to show the final work to the participants and discusses the distribution of the posters with them. The idea is that the creators of the posters can take them over and promote them to different kinds of audiences and institutions.
The objectives of the project vary according to the audience:
Residents of the centres:
- Raise awareness about FGM and its consequences,
- Give basis notion about how to create a poster and different art techniques (drawings, watercolours, pictures, etc.)
- Implicate them in the project so that they carry the message and inform their pairs of different institutions thanks to the posters.
- Have poster with clear messages and meaningful references/codes for communities that are affected by FGM
- Raise awareness about Belgian laws,
- Inform about FGM
- Inform the general public
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Stick the posters up in places that are frequented by anyone who would be affected by the issue such as medical centres, reception centres, Family Plannings, Social streetwork for the benefit of youngsters and children (AMO), Social Services of Promotion of Health at school (PSE), Student Guidance Centres (PMS), Office for Birth and Childhood (ONE), etc.
GOOD TO KNOW
The supporting association GAMS Belgium has developed a specific methodology, as the responsible editor of the posters.
The project is subsidized by the Federal Agency for Asylum Seekers (Fedasil).
FIND THE DOCUMENT
You can order posters by sending an e-mail to Marie De Brouwere, coordinator of the Conserted Strategies: firstname.lastname@example.org
The posters are available in the participating centres.
Rue Gabrielle Petit, 6
Tél: 02/219 43 40