Born in Ptuj, Slovenia. 1982. Lived in: Ljubljana (Slovenia), Utrecht (the Netherlands), New York (United States), Hamburg (Germany), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and now Berlin (Germany).

Educated in: Journalism (Diploma, University of Ljubljana), Sociology of Culture (Diploma, University of Ljubljana), Women’s Studies (Exchange Student, Utrecht University), Peace and Security Studies (Master, IFSH, University of Hamburg).

Working experience: Journalist (Dnevnik, Slovene national daily, 2002-2005), Head of Administration (Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN, New York, 2007-2008), Adviser – Peacebuilding issues (Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN, New York, 2008), Free-lancer (Delo, Večer, Slovene national daily), Consultant (Project-E, Addis Ababa, 2010), Long Term Observer (EU EOM Ethiopia, Tanzania, 2010; EU EOM Uganda 2011)

Publications: Addressing Sexual Violence in Peacebuilding, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010


2 Responses to “About Katja Gönc”

  1. anarchywatch Says:

    Dear Ms. Gönc,

    I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a link exchange between our blogs. You have previously commented on mine,, and I think there’s some overlap in the intended readership of our two sites.

    Thank you,
    Zac Maricondia

  2. Dear Zac,

    thank you for writing your blog (! It is always a pleasure to read your selection of newsworthy topics; recently I’ve read your contribution about cruise ships bringing tourists to the beaches of Haiti, and many of them don’t even realize that they are having a time of their life in one of the poorest and most dangerous countries in the world, don’t know they are on Haiti (as decribed in the book Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures), for them it is just anoter carribean beach. Cheers to human indifference!

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