Annemiek Richters, MD, anthropologist, is emeritus professor culture, health and illness Leiden University Medical Center. From 2004 onwards she has contributed in a number of leadership capacities to the development of community-based sociotherapy Rwanda. Her current research interest is psychosocial recovery and peacebuilding in the aftermath of mass atrocities. The majority of her publications over the past years focus on research addressing themes that emerged from the practice of sociotherapy in a post-conflict society.
Key words: Genocide, violence, trauma, intergenerational transmission, transitional justice, community based sociotherapy, African Great Lakes Region, Indonesia