Esther Mulders is a psychomotor therapist with a background in anthropology and philosophy. She is currently specializing in mental health and psycho-social well-being in the Global South, particularly in post-conflict areas. Esther believes that creative, bodily based ways of self-expression and healing are crucial in working towards social change.
Motherhood in Conflict: Grace's Story by Esther Mulders for Girls' Globe

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace’s Story

Stories of motherhood and the female experience during war are often excluded and unexplored. This neglect shows in the little attention such stories get in the public discourse and in policy agendas. But without these stories, we miss the voices that are so important for development. Many of the mothers

Connection & Compassion in the Smallest Encounters

We know, and feel, that this crisis is changing our relationships in many ways. But what about the relationships we have with the few people we pass on the way to the supermarket, in the metro, or out on a run? What has changed in these smallest of encounters with our fellow humans? It seems to me that the way we engage and relate to strangers on the street is changing, too.

Why We Need Trauma Sensitive Media by Esther Mulders for Girls' Globe

Why We Need Trauma-Sensitive Media & Journalism

It seems that media coverage of highly sensitive topics, such as war-time sexual violence, is not always about educating the public and empowering the speaker. Instead, it is about shock and entertainment.

Motherhood in Conflict, Stories from Women in Uganda who became mothers in a time of war, violence and abuse

Motherhood in Conflict: Colleen’s Story

In northern Uganda, many mothers have lived through armed conflict. Some gave birth in a time when murder, abduction, mutilation and rape were common practices. It was a time when child soldiers were forced to kill loved ones. What would it be like to become and be a mother in

mental health treatment in Uganda

Mental Health Treatment & Gender Equality in Uganda

Mental health should be considered a social issue. This would allow us to challenge discriminating structures, both globally and nationally, while also focusing on community and personal struggles.

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