Gina Donoso holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Ghent University (Belgium). She is currently a visiting professor at the Department of Political Sciences, Central European University. She also works as a psychosocial and trauma consultant, and as gender-based violence, transitional justice, and reparations specialist, with extensive field experience in supporting victims and communities involved in violence and social catastrophes. Dr. Donoso has a comprehensive academic background in peace and conflict studies, human rights, and humanitarian assistance. She has developed substantial experience in critical qualitative methods and participatory-action research.
Over the past 20 years, she has worked with several organizations, including the International Criminal Court (The Hague, Democratic Republic of Congo), United Nations for Women (UN Woman-Jordan), United Nations Development Program (UNDP-Iraq), United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Kenya, China, India), Justice Rapid Response (Uganda’s National Prosecutor Office, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Gambia and the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)-Colombia), Grupo de Acción Comunitaria (GAC), the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support platform (MHPSS.org), Peace Brigades International (PBI- Colombia), the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Guatemala), the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (Bolivia), the Truth Commission of Ecuador, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS, Ecuador and Aruba).
PhD in Psychology, Ghent University
MA in Development Research, Erasmus Rotterdam University
MA in International Peace Studies, University for Peace
Specialisation in Psychosocial Interventions after Conflict and Humanitarian Catastrophes, Complutense University of Madrid
Diploma in Human Rights, Andean University of Ecuador
Specialisation in Human Rights and Democracy, Pontifical University of Ecuador
Clinical Psychology, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador