Kathrin Groninger is a psychologist and works in the field of psychotherapy, training, research and evaluation. From 2000-2004, Kathrin Groninger was associated with the Center for Refugee and Migration Service of the German Red Cross and offered psychosocial counseling for refugees coming from war and crises regions. From 2004 – 2008 she worked for the Civil Peace Service in Rwanda with the German development agency (GIZ). She has developed psychosocial projects to address post-conflict related trauma and to support traumatized witnesses to deal with the challenge of transitional justice. Together with Rwandan human rights organizations she provided psychosocial support for women and girls who had become victims of Gender based violence.
Since 2009 Kathrin Groninger has been member of OPSI through which she evaluated projects in a German wide violence prevention program. She developed a tool for evaluation and self-evaluation, „the psychosocial conflict analyses“, which combines and integrates the ‘Do No Harm’ approach with the psychosocial approach. For project evaluation she has been in Senegal, Kenya and Rwanda. Currently she supports psychosocial components in projects in Senegal and in Haiti. Furthermore she is teaching in the European Master of Intercultural Education at the Free University of Berlin.
Her main interests are psychosocial strategies, conflict transformation, trauma research, gender issues, forced migration and human rights issues.
overview of „The Children of Genocide“ an Arte TV reportage (PDF)