About Us

Our Mission

We are an independent and trusted expertise center that gives a positive contribution (IMPACT) to preventing and addressing trafficking in human beings (THB or human trafficking) and conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). We look at the related crimes of human trafficking, enslavement and conflict-related sexual violence independently as well as together; this makes IMPACT unique.

We wish to be a partner that makes connections transcending disciplines, between people who are committed to prevent and address human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence. We furthermore wish to be a catalyst for discussing perceptions about human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence and improving the protection of victims/survivors. We also undertake activities that are closely related, such as human rights education. Only when human rights are respected, the right conditions in societies are created to prevent and address human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence.

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Our Board

The IMPACT board consists of:

(The board members receive no renumeration for their work.)

Our Team

Dr. Anne-Marie de Brouwer

Sexual Violence in Conflict Expert

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Expertise: Sexual violence in conflict; gender-based violence; international (criminal) law; human rights; women’s rights; victimology; victims of international crimes; human trafficking; (post)conflict; women, peace and security; UN (peacekeeping, military, Resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions); (sexual) terrorism; reparation; protection; transitional justice; sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Skills: Research; advice; education; awareness raising; capacity building; training; victim empowerment; advocacy; development aid; social entrepreneuring; interviewing; fund raising; evaluation; policy development; facilitating multi-stakeholder engagement; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Country focus: Worldwide focus, with specific attention to Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, Somalia, Sierra Leone, South-Africa, Nigeria), Asia (Cambodia, Japan, South-Korea, Indonesia), Middle East (Syria), and Europe (Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Netherlands).

Education: Dutch and International Law (Ba and LLM); International Human Rights Law (LLM); International Criminal Law (PhD).

Related activities: Chair Mukomeze Foundation; Co-Founder Bèkske: Rwandan Empowerment Coffee.

Dr. Eefje de Volder

Human Trafficking Expert

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Expertise: Human trafficking; international law; human rights; victim’s rights; sexual violence in conflict; gender-based violence; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Skills: Research; advice; education; awareness raising; capacity building; victim empowerment; advocacy; development aid; social entrepreneuring; interviewing; fund raising; evaluation; monitoring policy development; policy assessment; facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue.

Country focus: Worldwide focus, with specific attention to Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Netherlands), Africa (Rwanda, Ethiopia, South-Africa, Somalia, Nigeria), Asia (Indonesia) and South America (Suriname, Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Dutch Caribbean).

Education: Cultural Anthropology (B.Sc, M.Sc); Dutch law (Ba), International and European Law (Ba, LLM, Phd).

Related Activities: Board Member La Strada International; Advisor Combatting Human Trafficking CoMensha; Co-Founder Bèkske: Rwandan Empowerment Coffee.