Prof. Darja Zaviršek, PhD. is sociologist, professor and chair of the „Department of Social Justice and Inclusion – Disability studies, gender and ethnicity“ at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work and the honorable professor at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Since 2008 she is the president of the Eastern European Sub-Regional Association of the Schools of Social Work, at the IASSW and the board member of the IASSW; was the co-founder and chair of the Indosow- International Doctoral Studies in Social Work, 2009-2014; and is the national representative of the Academic Network of European Disability Experts. She supported the development of social work education in several Eastern European countries (Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo) and was recurrent visiting professor at different universities: Central European University (2005-2015, Gender Programme), University of Banja Luka (2000-2007),University of Kiev Mohlya (1997- 2010),Tbilisi State University (2010-2015), Univ. of Zuyd, Maastricht (International MA 1998-2011). Currently she teaches at the Master Programme of the University of Applied Science Alice Salomon Berlin, “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”. Areas of research: gender, disability, ethnicity studies, history of social work, violence. She wrote, edited and co-edited 17 books in Slovenian and English language and wrote over hundred of scientific and professional articles.