Agnieszka Grzybek

Agnieszka Grzybek is a gender expert, women’s rights activist, and co-founder of the Foundation for Equality and Emancipation STER. She has been engaged in women’s movement in Poland since 1997 and is co-founder of Women’s 8 March Alliance and a member of the Program Council of the Congress of Women. She is a graduate from the School for Human Rights conducted by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (1997/1998) and the Institute for Women’s Global Leadreship run by the Center for Women’sGlobal Leadership, Rutgers University (2001). In 2002-2005, she was a member of the Program and Consultation Council at the Governmental Plenipotentiary for Equal Status of Women and Men. In 1997-2005, she worked in the National Women’s Information Center OŚKa. In 2007-2014, she coordinated regional program Gender Democracy in the Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office which operated in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine. She translated into Polish a numerous of feminist books and reports such “Gender Mainstreaming in Practice: A Toolkit: Sectoral Briefs” by A. Niemanis (UNDP 2007, Polish edition 2007), “Gender and Economics: A European Perspective”, A. Geske Dijkstra, Janneke Plantega, (ed., Polish edition 2003) “Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan (Polish edition 2013). In 2010, she coordinated “Yes for Women” Initiative, which prepared a draft bill on conscious parenthood and reproductive rights to be submitted as citizens’ initiative to the Polish Parliament. She edited a numerous of reports and books on gender issues, e.g. “Gender and Politics” (together with Joanna Piotrowska, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Warsaw 2005), “The Church, the State, and Gender” (together with Adam Ostolski, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Warsaw 2010). She delivered lectures on the history of women’s movement in Poland after 1989 at the Gender Studies at Polish Academy of Science. She will coordinate the project.

In STER Foundation she is responsible for publishing program and advocacy. She coordinated the project “Breaking Taboo – the Rights of Victims of Sexual Violence” supported by Citizens for Democracy Program funded by EEA Grants. Currently, together with Anna Czerwińska, she coordinates the project “Allies or Opponents? How to convince doctors to support reproductive and sexual rights in Poland?” supported by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Human Rights Initiative of the Open Society Foundations.

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