Dr Arancha Garcia Del Soto

Dr Arancha Garcia Del Soto

Speaker

ARANCHA GARCIA DEL SOTO teaches and practices human rights and humanitarian work in Mediterranean countries, Colombia, West Africa, Sri Lanka and the US, implementing protection and psychosocial projects with conflicts´ victims. She supports research, trainings and applied work on (1) Community well-being, (2) Gender and SGBV- Sexual Gender based Violence, (3) Generational and Cultural approaches, and (4) Migrant and Refugee Women´s Networks. She is affiliated with the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) of Fordham University in New York City. She has collaborated with EQUITAS- Colombia, working with the families of the disappeared, since its founding in 2004. Currently living in Spain, overall, she has worked with victims of war and structural violence since 1993 (Balkans) and has implemented work on trauma, harm (both collective and individual) assessments for trials on Gender Based Violence, psychosocial support of witness and victims, mapping of IDPs and design of tools (both quantitative and qualitative) to deepen on the impacts of violence.