Anna “Che” Czerwińska

Anna Czerwińska is a gender expert and feminist activist, co-founder of the Foundation for Equality and Emancipation STER. She is a graduate from the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Copernicus in Toruń and Gender Studies in the Institute for Applied Social Science at the Warsaw University. She collaborated with a number of Polish women’s and human rights organizations such as Feminoteka Foundation, KARAT Coalition, Women’s 8 March Alliance, the Polish Association of Anti-discrimination Law. She delivered lectures on the history of women’s movement at the Gender Studies at the Warsaw University, at the Institute for Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Science, in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Copernicus in Toruń. In 2000-2005, she worked as a communication officer in the National Women’s Information Center OŚKa where she was responsible for granting program “Fund for Women”, database of women’s organizations in Poland, nationwide campaign “Safe Taxi for Women”. In 2005-2012, she worked in Feminoteka Foundation and was a vice-president of this organization. In 2008, she created Virtual Museum of Women’s History (feminoteka.pl/muzeum).

At the moment Anna Czerwińska works as an independent gender expert in the projects “Equality as a Standard of Good Governance” (the Polish Association of Anti-discrimination Law, 2011-2014), “Combating Discrimination at the Voyevodship’s Level” (KARAT Coalition, financed by EEA Grants), “Investigating Costs of Domestic Violence” (Council of Europe, the Office of the Governmental Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment). She is co-director of a documentary movie about Halina Paszkowska, the first Polish soundwoman (the movie was produced within the project carried out in the Wajda School).

In STER Foundation she is responsible for herstory and archive activities. Currently, together with Agnieszka Grzybek, 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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