Sophie Poldermans is a Dutch women’s rights advocate. She works as a self-employed author, public speaker, lecturer and consultant on women and war and human rights-related issues from a legal, historical and sociological perspective. She is the founder of Sophie’s Women of War.
She has degrees in Dutch and International Human Rights and International Criminal Law (University of Amsterdam); Peace and Conflict Studies (UC Berkeley, USA); Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC, Venice, Italy; Vienna, Austria). She has work experience as a lecturer in Conflict Resolution and International Human Rights and Criminal Law and as an International Coordinator in Amsterdam; Guest lecturer in Madrid, Oslo, and virtually in Fukuoka; Board member of National Hannie Schaft Foundation.
She is the author of “Hannie Schaft. Haar rol in het Nederlandse verzet tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog,” the Netherlands, 2003 and “Seducing and Killing Nazis. Hannie, Truus and Freddie: Dutch Resistance Heroines of WWII,” USA, 2019. She personally knew Truus and Freddie Oversteegen from this book for 20 years and worked closely with them for over a decade as a board member of the National Hannie Schaft Foundation.