Social Activism in Eastern Europe
Action NC chapters Líderes En Acción and Stand With Women, together with our two international interns -Andreea Braga and Mirka Hlincikov, invite you to hear them speak about life in their home countries and the work they do promoting the rights of women, indigenous minority groups, refugees and migrants.
We’re thrilled to have Andreea and Mirka with us at Action NC, and are learning as much from them as they are from us. This will be an engaging presentation and discussion about their important work back home, and our own struggles here in the US to ensure the rights of women, minority groups and migrants.
Andreea Braaga is the President of FILIA Centre, a feminist NGO in Bucharest that combines research, advocacy and activist work to promote gender equality, women’s emancipation, and women’s representation and participation in political life in Romania. She has a PhD in Political Science from the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, and has focused much of her research and publishing, and the organizing and activist work of FILIA Centre, on the prevention of violence against women, with a particular emphasis on violence against Roma women.
Mirka Hlincikova works as a research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, and the NGO Institute for Public Affairs. She has a PhD in Ethnology from the Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, and has written and worked extensively on issues affecting disadvantaged groups in Slovakia, including refugees and migrants, ethnic minorities and women. Much of her research and writing focuses on policy recommendations to promote integration and civic participation. She also does activist and advocacy work with two NGOs that work with Vietnamese migrants and Roma children.
Both women are in the United States as part of a Professional Fellows program, through a grant from the U.S. State Department, in order to learn more about community organizing in the United States.
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