After a traumatic experience, how do you heal? How do you regain a sense of control? And find meaning among the chaos?
My name is An and I am a psychologist and a trauma expert at the International Criminal Court.
I lead a team of psychologists and our main role is to make sure that witnesses and victims can engage with the Court in a meaningful manner, without suffering psychological harm. Part of our work is to assess ICC witnesses and victims, support them and, especially for children and survivors of sexual violence in conflict, to recommend special measures so they are not retraumatized in Court. Our goal is to help protect them, but also to help them focus on their testimony so the Judges can hear the evidence and justice can be done.