Eefje de Volder is co-founder and team member of IMPACT: Center against Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict. She furthermore works (part-time) at CoMensha, an organisation that registers victims of human trafficking in the Netherlands and coordinates their assistance and support. In addition, she is a (part-time) lecturer at Tilburg University and co-owner of Bèkske: Rwandan Empowerment Coffee. She is also a board member of La Strada International, a European NGO platform against trafficking in human beings, and an advisory board member at the Mukomeze Foundation.
In 2017 Eefje de Volder finalized and published her Ph.D. thesis that looks into the functioning of the collective security system of the African Union. She conducted furthermore research for several regional and international institutions and organizations (EU, EUI, Council of Europe, OSCE) on human trafficking. Also she has acted as moderator of international dialogues on human trafficking, including the expert meeting of the EU-ACP Dialogue on Migration and Development. Eefje de Volder developed and taught several courses at various levels (university, college and lower education), both in the Netherlands as well as abroad (Indonesia). In 2020, Eefje de Volder and her colleague at Impact, Anne-Marie de Brouwer, set up the Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (with Paris Legal Publishers). From 2010-2019, she was a board member of the Mukomeze foundation, which aims to improve the lives of women and girls who survived sexual violence during the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. In the role of project coordinator, she was responsible for fundraising, monitoring and reporting of projects, in close cooperation with Solace Ministries, the partner organisation in Rwanda. As of 2019, she is on the international advisory board of the Mukomeze Foundation.
Eefje graduated in 2005 from her study cultural anthropology, with a specialization in gender studies (Radboud University Nijmegen). She furthermore holds a bachelor in Dutch and International and European Law from Tilburg University and a master degree in International Public Law and Human Rights Law obtained within the Research Master in Law (2010).
– E. de Volder and A. de Brouwer, editorial, Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (JHEC), 1(1), 2020, 1-3.
– A. de Brouwer, E. de Volder and C. Paulussen, Prosecuting the Nexus between Terrorism, Human Trafficking and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence before National Courts: Case Studies of Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab, Journal of International Criminal Justice, 18(2), 2020, 499-516.
– E. de Volder and A. de Brouwer, editorial, Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (JHEC), 1(2), 2020, 1-4.
– J. Cremers & E. de Volder, Arbeidsmigratie in Noord-Brabant: de markt en de mensen(handel) (CoMensha, Impact & TiU 2019).
– A. de Brouwer, S. Ka Hon Chu, E. de Volder & S. Muscati (editors), And I Live On: The Resilience of Rwandan Genocide Survivors of Sexual Violence (Wolf Legal Publishers, 2019).
– E. de Volder & A. de Brouwer, The Impacts of Litigation in relation to Systematic and Large-Scale Atrocities committed by the Dutch Military Forces in the ‘Dutch East Indies’ between 1945-1949 (International Litigation Series no. 3, Nuhanovic Foundation).
– R. Gharfoerkan, W. Scholte, E. de Volder & A. de Brouwer, ‘The Nexus Between Conflict-related Sexual Violence and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in Times of Conflict’ (2019) (1) Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, 9-34.
– E. de Volder & A. de Brouwer (editors), Special Issue on the Nexus Between Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation 2019/1).
– E. de Volder & A. de Brouwer, Beïnvloeding van groepsdynamiek onder slachtoffers van arbeidsuitbuiting: een verkennend onderzoek (CoMensha, 2018).
– E. de Volder, Towards achieving Pax Africana? AU’s Comprehensive and Multi-layered Collective Security System (PhD Thesis).
– E. de Volder, Case study report addressing demand in the context of THB and forced labour in the domestic work sector in the Netherlands, Report of DemanDAT project.
– E. de Volder, Policy Brief Addressing Demand in the Context of THB and Forced Labour in the Domestic Work sector in the Netherlands.
– Kamari Clarke, A Knottnerus and E. de Volder (eds), Africa and the ICC: African Perceptions of Justice (Cambridge University Press: August 2016).
– F. Krijtenburg and E. de Volder, ‘How Universal is UN ‘Peace’? A Comparative Linguistic Analysis of the United Nations and Giryama (Kenya) Concepts of ‘Peace’ (2015) 2(2) International Journal of Language and Culture 194-219.
– E.J.A. de Volder, De Afrikaanse Unie? Collective Veiligheid? (One World, 17 September 2014).
– C. Rijken & E.J.A. de Volder, CSR to Prevent THB: Mapping of the Agricultural Sector in the Netherlands (Wolf Legal Publishers, 2014).
– S. Jansen-Wilhelm, C. Rijken and E.JA. de Volder, Taking Stock on GRETA’s Monitoring Function Report (confidential, on file with author).
– S. Musa and E.J.A. de Volder (eds) Reflections on Global Law (Brill Martinus Nijhof Publishers).
– E.J.A. de Volder ‘50 jaar OAU/AU: Een hobbelige weg naar meer daadkracht, integratie en samenwerking in Afrika 2013 VN Forum 2.
– E.J.A. de Volder ‘Forgiving the Unforgivable? A Story of Trauma, Healing and Forgiveness 19 Year after the Rwandan Genocide’ 2013 VN Forum 2.
– S. Musa & E.J.A. de Volder, ‘Interview with Neil Walker: Another Case of the Emperor’s Cloths?’ (2012) 18 Tilburg Law Review 2, 135-152.
– E.J.A. de Volder ‘Recente ontwikkelingen in het internationaal strafrecht: Lubanga, een Afrikaans Strafhof en een Speciaal ‘Tsjaad’ Tribunaal’ 2012 VN Forum 2.
– E.J.A. de Volder, ‘De politieke crisis in Ivoorkust: voorbode voor een nieuwe burgeroorlog?’ 2011 VN Forum 1, 10-14.
– E.J.A. de Volder, ‘De opkomst van inheemse rechten in Afrika’ 2010 VN Forum 3, 15-18.
– E.J.A. de Volder ‘De VN en de almaar groeiende rol van regionale organisaties’ 2010 VN Forum 3, 27-30.
– C. Rijken & E.J.A. de Volder ‘The European Union’s Struggle to Realize a Human Rights Based Approach to Trafficking in Human Beings. A Call on the EU to take THB-sensitive Action in Relevant Fields of Law 2010 Connecticut Journal of International Law 25, 49-79.
– E.J.A. de Volder, ‘Is de internationale gemeenschap wel klaar voor implementatie van Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)?’ 2009 VN Forum 4, 41-47.
– T. de Booys, D. Raic and E.J.A. de Volder (2008) ‘The Quick Scan on the Opinion of Dutch Business on European Contract Law’ on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Justice.