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What is Missing?

The very question of asking “What is missing?” portrays the invisibility of Females

Danica Anderson, MA, Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist, Forensic Psychotherapist and Trauma Expert presents for the online conference “As One; I Am My Sister's Keeper Conference” presenting on the invisible gender: females ( ). Visibility for Females are: 1) only when it is cataclysmic in violence and death and; 2) she faces the dwindling resources allocated for priorities or policies such as war, the cause or patriotic venues and; 3) her mothering, labors and value are taken for granted and usually do not merit a pay scale becoming the base of global economies.

Categorized in these topics: Engendered Practices Female Social Justice Feminine Matrix and Female Culture Kolo Trauma Format Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Social Memory Torture Violence War Women's Trauma Issues

The Kolo: Women’s Cross Cultural Collaboration participation in the “As One; I Am My Sister's Keeper Conference” joins millions on International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls. Danica Anderson’s audio presentation on “What is Missing,” Stories of Violence ( ) promotes the weaving of a culture that respects their voice and presence. Download conference ( ) to participate in the online conference that opened November 25, 2009 and completes March 2010.

Treatment of trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is rarely funded or attended to – especially for women. The Kolo Trauma Treatment ( ) invites in healing by having her visible, having her first person story shared avoiding the danger of a single story. The danger of a single story is how the Female Victim competes for more readers, Twitter and Media in direct measurement to her dire state and status. Visibility in sharing first person stories creates an environment where the victims-most often females- are allowed vulnerability while etching a social community from which to speak of their memories.

The Kolo: Women’s Cross Cultural Collaboration presented at York University’s “Mothering and the Environment,” November 2009) discussing the Bosnian Muslim women war and war crimes survivors on topics of severe trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Diaspora, Trafficking and Economic/poverty conditions in the aftermath of war. Attending the embedded (M) Other World is Possible: Two Feminist Visions, Matriarchal Studies and the Gift Economy conference October 22-25, 2009 at York University, Toronto, the Kolo: WCCC was provided more insights by Genevieve Vaughan, author/researcher of the gift economy ( The essence of the gift Economy can be summed up as, “If we can show that mothering is not just instinct, or slavery or mindless drudgery, but the practice of a human principle, a logic, that permeates the rest of society, we can liberate it as a great social force, as well as an interpretative key for understanding many aspects of life in a different way.”

In the aftermath of the third war in one century for Bosnia, the displacement which followed the wars/conflict/violence disasters has made women and girls particularly vulnerable to: economic/poverty conditions violating their human rights, diaspora; trafficking. The conditions in the aftermath of conflict are intensified and can be just as forceful during the conflict/wars maintaining an environment of uncertainty, disrupt family ties, and loss of livelihoods. While in emergency situations, priority attention is placed on providing disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to the hundreds of thousands of severely affected people of which statics and research has shown to be mostly women and children.

There is no program, policy by humanitarian helping aid giants/conglomerate) that provide engendered trauma treatment, training, attend to female second class status, repair the lethal lack of legal rule of law or protection, let alone a educational series to describe female human rights. The current International Criminal Court attends to miniscule repair of the lack of legal protection and is the only rule of law globally listing numerous war crimes against her female sex. The Kolo: Women’s Cross Culture Collaboration provides trauma treatment and training curriculum in the aftermath

Mothering Economics, Mothering Language, May 2009,
Danica Anderson, Blood & Honey” Motherline Archaeologies of Balkan Memory: How a Small circle of Bosnian Mothers & Grandmothers- War Survivors and War Crimes Survivors- Heal Trauma to Halt Another Century of Wars


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