KOK – the structure of our organisation

Member Organisations

KOK unites 42 member organisations today, that work on different content-related focuses:

  • Specialised counselling organisations and shelters for victims of trafficking in human beings 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 Advisory Committee

  • Behshid Najafi
  • Ulrike Gatzke
  • Dr. Ina Holznagel
  • Mechtild Maurer
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Renzikowski
  • Naile Tanış
  • Dr. Bärbel Heide Uhl

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
  • Severine Klie, Assistant to the Executive Director - Diploma Social Pedagogy
  • Eva Küblbeck, Associate Officer - LL.M. International Law
  • Larissa Hilt, Project Officer "Flight and Human Trafficking" - M.A. International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants
  • Nadine Rosenkranz, Public Relations Officer - M.A. African Science & History
  • Genia Ritzel, Administration/Accounting - Office administrator
  • Theda Kröger, Consultant for the case law database - Lawyer

Additionally, the office is supported by an intern.

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

Supported by
KOK is a member of


KOK - Bundesweiter Koordinierungskreis gegen Menschenhandel e.V.
Hof 1, Aufgang A
10785 Berlin

Tel.: 030 / 263 911 76
E-Mail: info@kok-buero.de