Name: Kinga Lohmann
What she does: Founder and executive director of the KARAT Coalition, Poland
Impact: Has respond to the political, economic and social challenges affecting women in Central and Eastern Europe and post-Soviet countries and helped to improve their lives
Nominated by: Veronique Dion, One World Action
Kinga Lohmann is the executive director of the KARAT Coalition based in Poland. Kinga is a leader of change. She established the KARAT Coalition, the first women’s NGO network from Central and Eastern European and post-Soviet countries in 1997. The network created space for organising amongst and between women of these regions, amplify their voices and collaborations within broader feminist movements. Over 14 years of existence, KARAT has used international instruments and processes to respond to political, economic and social challenges and improve the life situation of women in these regions.