Minke is SevenSenses certified Participatory Action Researcher and PAR trainer at SevenSenses. She successfully completed the SevenSenses PAR Practitioners Program in 2019. Minke has a background in Cultural Anthropology and Criminology. Together with Participatory Action Researcher Mischa Tydeman she has conducted her first Participatory Action Research in Tilburg on sex work and stigma. A second PAR on sex work and stigma is planned in 2021. She is also involved in a Participatory Action Research on a good start for young children in a neighborhood in Amsterdam and guides Participatory Action Researchers from municipalities in ‘Grip op Loslaten’. Minke gives in-company PAR trainings and is part of the trainers team of the PAR Practitioners Program Winter 2022 edition.
“I believe Participative Action Research is a great tool to bring people together, create more understanding and explore and facilitate opportunities for positive change in a community.”