Prevention of female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

Followed by donorinfo since: 
2008

Objective

To put an end to the practice of female genital mutilation and forced marriage in Belgium and worldwide through preventive work with families, support for women already circumcised and training for professionals.

Activities

  • Daily support for families (circumcised women, men, young people and children): Individual counselling and support in the Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia offices. Psychological consultations take place in Brussels.

  • Workshops: Workshops for young people, children (new workshop) and preparation for childbirth, monthly meetings and raising awareness in the tontines.

  • Training: Training sessions for healthcare professionals, social workers, welcoming asylum seekers and communityvolunteers.

  • Information and awareness: Organising touring exhibitions on request of photographs, “Hands that tell the unspeakable,” to condemn the practice of female genital mutilation.

GAMS Belgium NPO coordinates the Network of Concerted Strategies in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Concrete needs for 2016-2019

Financial support for:

  • Community facilitator position in Brussels.

  • The project in Senegal “A Pact for Education”: sponsoring young girls living in Vélingara (Senegal) to protect them from female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

Volunteers in Belgium:

  • Logistic support

  • Organisation, information, awareness

  • DIY, maintenance

  • Accounting

  • Fundraising

  • Translation from Dutch into English

  • Webmastering

Material needs:

  • Computers and office equipment

  • Furniture and household appliances

 

Translated by Christina Cordaroy (Translation for Progress).

Release by Donorinfo - Last modification : 07/11/2017