Lena Gruber
VIDC, Human Trafficking
Tel.: 01 713 35 94 - 83
Fax: 01 713 35 94 - 73

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, European Peace University
BA in Cultural and Social Anthropology
University Course in Project Management

Since February 2019 Project Officer at VIDC
Since 2018 guest lecturer for “Communication and Personal Development” and “Diversity”, University College of Teacher Education Vienna
2016-2017 Advisor and Trainer, Civil Peace Service, Liberia



  • Gender
  • Development Cooperation
  • Development and conduction of trainings for the promotion of peace, communication, gender, diversity
  • Sub-Sahara-Africa

Activities, events and projects

  • Concept, selection of themes and editing of Spotlight - VIDC Online Magazin
  • Concept, curriculum and conduction (in tandem with afghan trainer) of intercultural gender trainings for Afghan women
  • Organization of VIDC’s contribution to the annual conference on the occasion of the EU anti-trafficking day in cooperation with the Austrian Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking  


  • Gruber, L. (2019): Do No Harm: Ethics and Accountability of Human Trafficking Interventions. In: Spotlight – VIDC Online Magazine, September 2019.
  • Fanizadeh, M./Gruber, L./Reuther, R. (2019): Unter Generalverdacht - Afghanische Männer und die Tücken der Statistik. (Under general suspicion - Afghan men and the pitfalls of statistics.) In: Spotlight – VIDC Online Magazine, Juli 2019.
  • Gruber, L./Throm, C. (2012): Gender and Civil Society in the Context of the Egyptian Revolution 2011. Online Publikation: ISES – Institute for Social and European Studies Foundation.
  • Gruber, L./Throm C. (2011): Arab Women and Western Media: Eine feministische Kritik der medialen Darstellung der ägyptischen Frauen im Laufe der Revolution 2011. (A feminist critique of the media framing of Egyptian women in the course of the revolution 2011.) In: ÖSFK (ed.), Zeitwende im Arabischen Raum. Welche Antwort findet Europa? Dialog 61. Vienna: LIT.
  • Gruber, L. (2009): Wirtschaftliche und soziale Ungleichheit als konfliktfördernde Faktoren am Beispiel des Casamance-Konfliktes im Senegal. (Economic and social inequality as conflict-promoting factors using the example of the Casamance conflict in Senegal.) In: ÖSFK (ed.), Krieg und Armut. SAFRAN 05. Wien/Stadtschlaining: ÖSFK.