Curriculum Vitae


SHORT 1 PAGE CV 09/2018


CV before Consultancy in Human Rights & Gender Issues and the first years

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02 - 03/2008
Delegate for the International Alliance at the 52nd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York with the topic: Financing for Equality. Organization and moderation of a side event on Gender Budgeting practice in Afghanistan and Berlin (Germany);


03/2006 - 04/2007
Ministry for Economy, Technology and Women, Land Berlin,
External Consultancy in the of a Berlin district on implementation of gender mainstreaming and intercultural approach in case of a library

07 - 12/2006
German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin:
Strengthening National Human Rights Institutions

Ministry for Economy, Labour and Women, Berlin,
Consultancy on the Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming and
Intercultural Mainstreaming

Deutscher Staatsbürgerinnen Verband e.V. (German Alliance of Women Citizens), Berlin: Gender Mainstreaming and CEDAW – the transfer of Human Rights into practice. Consulting for the participants of the international seminar "Democracy from the grass roots – European Experiences". (to the program)

EC/GTZ-Project in Pakistan on Gender Budgeting

11/2003, 04/2005 and 08/2005
EC/UNDP- Minsk project "Combating Trafficking In Women In The Republic Of Belarus", Minsk, Berlin, Kiev

EC/GTZ Program on Gender Mainstreaming Implementation in Estonia, training on Gender Budgeting

8/2004 - 3/2005
German Institute for Human Rights (GIHR), Berlin:
CEDAW Follow-Up Conference 9/04, concept/ documentation; representation of the GIHR at OHCHR/ DAW-conference in Morocco

Workshop on Human Rights Components of UN-Res. 1325, 2/05 for the German Institute for Human Rights (GIHR), Berlin



Foundation of the Consulting Firm for Human Rights and Gender Issues

Employment History


since 2002  Freelancer for the German Institute for Human Rights (GIHR), Berlin, for several orders (see above and under --> references


08/2001 - 07/2004
Secretary General for International Affairs at KOK-Federal Association against Trafficking in Women and Violence against Women in the Migration Process, Potsdam

07/1998 - 06/2001
National Advisor for Women’s and Gender Policy at national Headquarter of BÜNDNIS 90/ DIE GRUENEN (The Green Party), Bonn and Berlin

Historian, Ruhrland-Museum Essen, City of Essen

Consultant, Women’s Independent Studies Center and Archives, Muenster

10/1992 - 04/1993
Lectureship per procurationem of the Professorship for Women’s Studies at
Westfaelische-Wilhelms-Universitaet, Muenster, Department of Sociology
Theory and Issues of Women’s and Gender History

09/1989 - 08/1991
Historian, Women’s Independent Studies Centre and Archives, Muenster

01/1988 - 06/1989
Lectureship on Theory and Practice of Feminist Studies, Technical College Ostfriesland, Emden

10/1983 - 06/1986
Student Research Assistant, Westfaelische-Wilhelms-Universitaet, Muenster, for the DFG (German Research Foundations) project "Household and Family between agrarian and industrial society 1648-1914"


M.A. (Master of Arts) Modern History, German Literature, Journalism, Westfaelische-Wilhelms-Universitaet, Muenster

Speaking and Teaching Activities (selected)

"Role of women in conflicts, war and post-war re-construction", for the Women’s Bridge East/West, a German national network NGO

German-Saudi-Arabian “Days of Culture”, Berlin; Speech/Panel by Goethe-Institute

"CEDAW in Germany: The practice of implementation", City Council of Hamburg

"Trafficking in Women— A human rights violation and its root causes", ai-lecture, Humboldt–Universitaet, Berlin

"Olympe de Gouges and her fellows: women still longing for Equality", HRLectures, German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin


06/1995 - 12/1997
Scholarship of the DFG (German Research Foundation) graduate college program "Gender Constructions and social change", HDZ (Hochschuldidaktisches Zentrum), Universitaet Dortmund

05/1993 - 05/1995
PH.D. about "Democratization in post-war Germany - Motivations and Strategies of the US-American Advisors for Women’s Affairs in OMGUS 1945-1955 between multilateral Gender- and Power Politics" Research for Ph.D., Westfaelische-Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster


Honorary, volunteer and selected

since 2003
Member of the State Commission for Gender Mainstreaming, Berlin, Working Group on the Implementation Strategies of Gender Budgeting

since 2002
Delegate to the Green Federal Women’s Council of Green Party

Membership (selected)

since 2001
Co-Founding member of the "Initiative for Gender Budget in Berlin" (

since 2000
International Women's League For Peace And Freedom (WILPF), Germany Section

since 1986
Member & Co-Founder of Women’s Independent Studies Center and Archives, Muenster


German                   mother tongue, fluent
English                     fluent; speak, write and read, professional
French                     read, communicate
Kurdish (Kurmanji)     basic knowledge
Spanish                    basic knowledge

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