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Dr. Barbara Kühhas

  • Place of residence: Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria
  • Clients: GIZ, UNOPS, IOM, ILO, UNDP, European Commission, Austrian Development Agency (ADA), CARE International, Brot für die Welt, INTOSAI, SOS-Kinderdorf, International Department of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, THET Partnerships for Global Health, Aga Khan Foundation, Volkshilfe Austria & TARA Int. Consulting, Austrian Ministry of Interior, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Women in Development Europe-WIDE ,....
  • Email: barbara[at]diversity-gender[dot]com

Short introduction

I hold a Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Anthropology and have 27 years of experience in international development & emergency and relief work, including over nine years of field-experience. My experience covers women´s human rights & gender equality, gender and diversity audits, the (human) rights-based approach to development, women´s economic empowerment in post-conflict settings and the women-peace and security agenda, as well as anti-discrimination.
I have excellent knowledge in participatory qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, quality performance assessment, design of training curriculum & material & workshop facilitation skills, and gender sensitive evaluation and participatory gender & diversity audits. I have undertaken work for INGOs in the North and South, the UN system, EU Commission, bilateral governments in the North and South and intergovernmental organizations such as IOM in more than twenty countries worldwide.

Thematic key areas

Women, peace and security

  • Participation of women in peace processes
  • Development-Oriented Emergency Assistance
  • Displacement & Migration
  • Peace-Building
  • Conflict-Sensitive Rebuilding
  • Protection From Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts


  • SRHR

Violence against women and girls

  • Harmful Practices
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)


  • Empowering Women's Rights
  • Access to Justice
  • Civil Society Cooperation


  • Biodiversity


  • Maskulinität

Multiple Discriminations

  • Age
  • Women and Girls with Disabilities
  • Racism/Ethnicity

Economic Empowerment of women

  • Vocational training
  • Labor Market Access


Analysis and planning

  • Creating Program Proposals
  • Gender Analysis
  • Participatory Planning Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantative Research Methods/Statistics
  • Strategic Planning

Communication and Knowledge Management

  • Public Relations

Facilitation, Training and Capacity Development

  • Change Management
  • Presentation of Workshops and Events
  • Conduct Trainings
  • Training of Trainers (TOT)/ Teaching Methodology

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Development of Results-Oriented Monitoring Systems
  • Evaluation on behalf of other DC-Organizations

Project management

  • Development of Cooperations
  • Organizing of Networks and Knowledge Transfer


  • German Native language
  • English C2 Nearly native language skills
  • French A2 Basic knowledge
  • Portuguese A2 Basic knowledge
  • Spanish C1 Expert language skills



  • East-Africa
  • West Africa


  • South Asia
  • South East Asia

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • the Caribbean
  • South America
  • Central America

Middle East and North Africa

  • Middle East

East and South-East Europe

  • Caucasus
  • East Europe
  • South-East Europe