The Kolo:WCCC begins when and where humanity ends


The Kolo:WCCC vision is to stem and halt the trans-generational trauma cycle where females and children are protected.

Cultivating capacities and employing those on front-lines of trauma, including children, adults and professionals, to become responders and healers of themselves and to others.

What we’ve learned from nearly two decades of fieldwork responding on the front lines in the global killing fields is the universal need to protect females and children.

Dr. Danica Anderson,
Founder of The Kolo: WCCC

All Kolo programs follow through the three transformative stages of Inform, Intensify, to Inspire and include fieldwork, social collective building, research and conferences.

Our work in action, collaborating with women:
– Kolo Self-Informed Trauma Care Protocol
– Learning Intensives: Online Training and On-Site Training
– International Summits and Conferences
– Supporting Afghanistan women and girls
– Community Learning and Engagement
– The Kolo: WCCC Centers in Bosnia Herzegovina, Novi Travnik & Neum (Coast)

The Kolo is informed and the Kolo informs. Narratives and trauma care practices are shared across the world, where the audience powerfully witnesses. The first person story of the witness heals the first person story of the affected. Suffering in silence has been for too long the accepted way of surviving and it has diminished our voices and vocabulary. To inform, reestablishes the power in language and expands our vocabulary.  This allows a subtle evolution and revolution within both the witness and the affected. We realize we know and sense more than what we can express and we engage instinct as a partner.

With the work underway and information streaming between witness and affected, our efforts begin to Intensify.  As witnesses, we strip away the veil of avoidance. Internal confrontation is necessary, but painful, to reveal the luxury of ignorance and mirror the experiences of our affected community. Our thirst to learn and bear witness to peoples and events where voices are silenced is awakened. After the Intensification, movements are birthed and kindness is encouraged. 

After Intensity comes Inspiration. For seventeen years, affected women survivors of war crimes have continued their Kolo informed trauma care, healing their families and social spheres. Those impacted by the Kolo: WCCC through witnessing, carry these experience for a lifetime.  By raising profile of the survivors, we help shape public opinion towards the need for urgent response and inspire collective social change.


  • The global state of female human rights and women’s humanitarian issues:
    • Inclusive security and aid policies correlates to genocide, gynocide, Female Human Rights & Women’s Humanitarian Issues.
  • Conducted in the field Dr. Danica Anderson’s work and trauma research reveals women and children are the most vulnerable and in need of humanitarian aid with policies and rule of law that include them.
  • Gauging women’s global perceptions towards human rights and humanitarian issues assigns priorities and accountability.
  • Collections of women’s first person narratives and images summits.
  • Ranging from events to research focuses on women’s global perceptions concerning their human rights, humanitarian issues, diaspora to refugee crisis.


The responsibility to protect, support needs in the short- and medium-term, and long-term strategies in combating human rights violations and women’s humanitarian issues to have inclusivity of women’s and children’s needs or perspective.

  • Informed Trauma Care & Caregiving Intensives, Novi Travnik, Bosnia.
    • Bosnian Muslim Women War Crimes & War Survivors
  • Apprenticeships & Train the Trainer in local communities informs & facilitates adaptation and resiliency in response to genocide, gynocide, femicide, catastrophic trauma and aftermath of a century of wars.
    • Clinicians, Academia, Humanitarian Aid Organizations, Students, Laypersons
  • Peaceful Dimensions Conference held in Novi Travnik, Bosnia cultivates South Slavic Female social collectives to grow collaborative efforts across ethnic divides
    • Bosnian Muslim Women War Crimes & War Survivors
      Girl Child, Youth & Mother/Grandmother Programs
  • Afghan Women Project “Where is She?” a book in progress by Dr. Danica Anderson who was in Afghanistan 2013-14 with the Department of Defense
  • Solar powered computers for the All Female High School in Jalalabad and continued efforts to provide Afghan women with solar powered computers and training in rural areas.
  • Computers donated to a high school in Sarajevo, Bosnia in order to allow students to be informed
  • Dr. Danica Anderson’s Field research, papers/books and intensives in Sub-Sahara Africa, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia & Serbia & Afghanistan.


Intensified learning defines trauma. Trauma is not a mental illness. Trauma is neurobiological and sets up an environment for intensified learning.

Intensified learning applications are done with world’s refugees, past, here and now to future.

Intensified learning applications is the best prevention for conflict and violence against women.  It pioneers engendered and female inclusive trauma treatment and train-the-trainer for survivors and professional programs within the culture/oral memory traditions.

Intensified Learning Approaches

By including women’s life experiences and dialogues-narratives we are responsive and take on humane responsibilities: 1) to protect females and children and; 2) to stem and halt the transgenerational trauma cycle.

Questioning what are the root causes of diaspora, forced migration and assessing what can be learned from women’s survivorship, their life experiences and narratives formulate a collaborative humanitarian community at the local grassroots level removing the institutionalization of their personal and local traumas.

  • The Kolo:WCCC Centers- The Syrian crisis with Syrian Refugees pouring into Europe has begun an initiative to have a center in coastal city Neum, on Adriatic Coast and in Novi Travnik, Bosnia.  The Kolo:WCCC with the local NGO Kolo Sumejja Women, Certified Kolo Practitioners will organize relief for Syrian refugee families within their centers.  The centers will provide shelter to five families headed by single mothers, siblings and/or other major caregivers.   Assistance in visas along with trauma kolo train the trainer apprenticeships will be provided
  • Afghan Women Online Apprenticeships for informed trauma care,  trauma recovery, human rights advocacy for female youth, teens and early adult stages.
  • Apprenticeships: intensive learning curriculum in order to aid healing processes to families thus communities for collaborative grassroots activism and cultivation of female social collectives.  Areas of focus: women’s advocacy, female human rights, Train the Trainer, the neurobiology of trauma.


True advocacy and activism that heals the trauma of the individual and especially of, the social collective.

Inspiring Forms

  • Raising awareness and evolving female human rights is driving social change efforts to confront and hold those accountable for violence
  • Promotes the shaping of public opinion, accenting the need for urgent response, and timely response
  • To formally define a traumatic stressor as an event outside of normal human experience
  • Facilitates understanding and observation of trauma not constructed in narrow realities of dominant groups
  • Apprenticeships are lived life experiences that creates the lens through which observes interpreted meaning of the trauma
  • Requires egalitarian humanitarian views
  • Intensified Learning and Research/ Studies


Inspires advocacy and activism involving intense personal and collective suffering of realities most of us have not begun to face bringing us to the point of recognizing the urgency in learning more about traumatic response to violent events and how to alleviate suffering.

  • Impacting advocacy such as Afghan Solar Computers, Bosnian High School Computers are some examples.
  • The most important is your own personalized potentials (activism, advocacy) that lead more of an impact when evolving from the problems, not solving the problems.