Committee ČŽL

Jana Smiggels Kavková
chairwomen
Jana studied political science in Leiden, the Netherlands. Directly in cooperation with the Minister for Human Rights Michael Kocáb she participated in the creation of the reform of the electoral law, for which she actively lobbied for support across the political spectrum. In 2009 she became director of the organization Forum 50%. It strives for a balanced representation of women and men in public space and also tries to inspire women to a greater interest in politics.
Eva Čech Valentová
board member
She has been active in the field of migration and integration since 2005, mostly as a project coordinator at the Association for Migration and Integration (SIMI), one of the major Czech non-governmental organisations in these areas. At the policy level, Eva focuses on migrant integration at local level, rights of undocumented migrants and gender in migration. Over the years, Eva has published or edited numerous articles and studies in the concerned matters and has been representing SIMI in several thematic platforms and national or European networks. In 2017, Eva has been designated as an expert for Prague region in a social innovation-oriented project „Cities and inclusive strategies“ and is leading a working group for the priority of mutual coexistence in the framework of the Migrant Integration Strategy of the City of Prague.
Kateřina Hodická
vice-chairwomen
She studied international relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University. She is also a graduate from Masaryk University, where she studied economics and English language and literature.Her professional career started at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After leaving the state administration, she worked in consulting companies and was involved in project management activities. Since 2009 she has been cooperating with the Gender Information Centre NORA. She became its director in 2011. She is a member of the Gender Expert Chamber and is involved in projects focusing on promoting gender equality, even at an international level.
Lenka Formánková
board member
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Formankova, Ph.D. works at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague since 2008. She received degrees in comparative social policy and psychology. In her work, she focuses mainly on social and public policy analysis and gender analysis of work and family relations. She has participated in numerous national and international research projects on welfare policy, gender equality, gender aspects of employment, and new forms of family and intimate life. Since 2017 she is leading a research project by Czech Science Foundation (GACR) entitled “Care arrangements and work-life reconciliation strategies of migrants in the Czech Republic”. She co-authored books “Working paths of women in the Czech Republic” (Prague, 2011) and “One´s own way? Life course in a late modern society” (Prague, 2014). Between 2015 and 2017 she worked as an Appointed Expert in the Team of Advisors for Family policy at the Ministry of Work and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic. She is a member of Taos Institute, institution promoting theories of social constructionism in research and practice.
Eliška Kodyšová
předsedkyně
Director of APERIO - Healthy Parenting Association. She studied psychology (Mgr., PhDr.) and social psychology (Ph.D.) at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. In the Czech Women's Lobby and Aperio, she focuses on informed choices in pregnancy and childbirth as well as social and economic difficulties women have to face, especially single mothers, in relation to parenthood. In the city where she lives, she is engaged in the formation of communal family policy.