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KOK – the structure of our organisation

Member Organisations

KOK unites 39 member organisations today, that work on different content-related focuses:

  • Specialised counselling organisations and shelters for victims of human trafficking and exploitation
  • Autonomous projects of female migrants
  • Counselling organisations for prostitutes
  • Women shelters
  • Lobbyorganisations
  • Welfare organisations

The Executive Committee

The executive committee consists of 3 to 5 women and is voted for over a period of two years. The committee represents the KOK in and out of court in all matters and works on a voluntarily basis. The executive committee works closely together with, and is supported by the administrative office of KOK.

The responsible and extensive work for the committee is currently carried out by:

The Network and Coordination Office

The network and coordination office was founded 1999 in Potsdam and is mainly supported through the BMFSFJ (Federal Ministry of family, senior citizens, women and youth). Since December 2006 the executive committee as well as the coordination office have been working in Berlin.

The main duties of the office are:

  • Connecting different specialised counselling organisations
  • Researching and bundling information
  • Representing KOK e.V. in national and international committees, in politics and in public
  • Projects and campaigns
  • Public relations
  • Establish contact to speakers dealing with topics such as trafficking of women, forced marriage, violence against female migrants etc.
  • Fundraising

Staff members

  • Sophia Wirsching, Executive Director – M.A. Political Scientist
  • Sarah Schwarze, Associate Officer - M.A. Social- and Culture Anthropologist
  • Eva Küblbeck, Associate Officer - LL.M. International Law
  • Severine Klie, Assistant to the Executive Director - Diploma Social Pedagogy
  • Pia Roth, Project Officer "Flight and Human Trafficking" - M.A. Cultural Studies
  • Saraniya Nageswaran, Public Relations Officer - B.A. Social Science
  • Genia Ritzel, Accounting

Additionally, the office is supported by an intern.

For more Information please see the KOK charta (in German).

KOK e.V. is being supported
by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

KOK supports the nationwide helpline violence against women. For further information, please visit
https://www.hilfetelefon.de

„Human Trafficking in Germany – An Overview from a Practical Standpoint”

Link to our new book of the same name

„Human Trafficking“
An animated movie about KOK and its work.