GAMS - Group for the Abolition of Female Genital Mutilation
GAMS stands for Group against Sexual Mutilation and harmful practices against Women and Children (translated from French). GAMS Belgium is a group of African and European women and men that fight for the abolition of FGM.
GAMS Belgium works with various groups: women affected by FGM (through social, medical and legal assistance), girls at risk, religious and community leaders, the wider African communities at stake, schools and parents' organizations, the federal agency for the reception of asylum seekers, asylum centers, professionals of the social, legal, law enforcement and health sectors, the Belgian authorities and the public. This is achieved by raising awareness, taking individual cases, political and legal lobbying, and pilot projects in Senegal (to be extended to Guinea).
GAMS Belgium is a founding member of the End FGM European Network (END FGM), a member of the Inter-African Committee (IAC) and several Belgian networks.