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Basic information about Forum 50 %:
NGO Forum 50 % was founded as a civic organization in June 2004 by a small group of young people who were concerned about the unsatisfactory situation in the Czech Republic regarding the fact that women are under-represented in all fields of public life. In December 2010 this civic organization established public service company of the same name. The reason for this change was raising transparency of the organization and improving its position in legal system.
Who is who in the organization:
Executive Director: Jana Smiggels Kavková
Deputy Director, Fundraiser: Halka Jaklová
Finacial Manager: Michal Šmíd
Project Coordinators: Marcela Adamusová, Monika Klimentová, Veronika Šprincová, Karolína Silná, Markéta Mottlová
Office Manager: Milan Posadovský
Jana Smiggels Kavková studied Political Science at Leiden University in
the Netherlands. She has been working for Fórum 50 % since 2005, in 2009
she has become the executive director. In 2011 she has been elected as
the Chair of Czech Women´s lobby, an association of 22 women NGOs
protecting women´s rights in the Czech Republic, which she also
represents in The Government Council for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men. She also chairs The Commission for Equal Representation of Women and Men in Politics. These are advisory bodies of the government in the field of gender equality.
Deputy Director, Fundraiser
Halka Jaklová studied Faculty of Law Charles University in Prague and
obtained a master degree. She spent most of her professional life in
non-governmental organizations mostly as a project manager or expert,
except of three years in advocacy. Main areas of her interest were
rights of different disadvanteged groups of people like refugees,
minorities, single parents or women. In january 2011 she started to work
for Fórum 50 % - publically beneficial society oriented on equal
participation of women and men in public life as a deputy of director
Project Coordinator, PR Manager,
Marcela Adamusová has been working in Fórum 50 % since July 2009. Her
main responsibility are projects focused on gender equality on local
level. She studied the master programme Gender Studies at Charles
University in Prague. She is a representative of Fórum 50 % in an international
coalition Social Watch
where she also works as a PR manager. In her free
time she plays violin in a rock band Pankix
Project Coordinator, Analyst,
Veronika Šprincová graduated in Gender Studies from the Department of
Gender Studies of Charles University in Prague where she teaches a
course focused on feminist theories and contemporary feminist
discussions. Besides project coordination, lecturing and making analyses
she studies political philosophy in a Ph.D. programme. Her dissertation
is focused on feminist political philosophy. She represents Fórum 50 %
in The Government Council for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men and is also a member of its Committee for the Institutional Safeguarding of Equal Opportunities for Women and Men.
Project Coordinator, Event Manager,
Local Development Consultant
Monika Klimentová Monika Klimentová studied master programme Regional Geography at the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague. After her graduation in 2006 she started her professional career in Forum 50 % where she was working for a year and then left to collect working and life experience elsewhere. After 5 years and giving birth to two daughters she happily came back to Forum 50 %. In her work she focuses on community (spatial) planning from the gender perspective.
Project Coordinator, Lecturer
Markéta Mottlová gained her Master degree in Political Theories and Contemporary History from the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague where she currently studies in a Ph.D. programme Political Science. She is interested in the concept of political representation and gender quotas in politics. In Forum 50 % she works as a project coordinator and lecturer. In the past she was a coordinator of Czech Women´s Lobby.
Board of Directors
Tanweer Ali (Chair of the Board of Directors)
Petra Ali Doláková Lenka Bennerová
Marta Pišoft Kozáková
Board of Trustees
Renata Židlická (Chair of the Board of Directors)
Ondřej Horký Hlucháň
Board of Advisors
Marie Čermáková – sociologist, Deputy Chair the Supervisory Board of Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Mahulena Hofmannová – professor of international law, Univeristy of Giessen, Germany
Janina Hřebíčková – former Czech ambassador in Kosovo
Petra Janíčková – manager
František Kostlán – journalist, activist
Sláva Kubátová – Director of TC Business School
Monika Laušmanová – Director of Central Risk Management at Česká spořitelna
Petr Pavlík – Director of Institute of Master Degree Study Programmes at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague
Rostya Gordon Smith – HR manager
Vladimír Špidla – former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Martin G. Špryňar – Secretary General in ČESMAD Bohemia
Eliška Wagnerová – Senator
Mission Statement: Forum 50 % strives for a society with equal representation of women and men in the public life.
Forum 50 % addresses the situation where the insufficient representation of women in political life influences the quality of democracy and has a negative impact on the functioning of Czech society. We consider the low representation of women in politics as a breach of democratic principles (equal representation of men and women is a basic condition of democracy – not its possible outcome) and we will support discussion and measures leading to its solution.
Our aim is to achieve equal representation of women and men in all decision- making positions, both elected and appointed ones. To reach this goal we support all women who want to entry into politics or who are already politically active. Our primary goal is to surpass the level of 30 % , which is the minimum representation any group needs to reach in order to be able to advance its interests and to stop being a discriminated minority. Our long-term goal is to reach parity of men and women, which we consider to be the basic principle of democratic, pluralistic society. The main principle of our undertakings is apolitical approach - Forum 50 % is a strictly non-party association. We also work on a change of attitudes of Czech society towards women and men and their roles in public life. We further try to create equal and fair conditions for both women and men to participate in the decision making procedures. We are also realizing projects close to our main aim as implementing of Gender Budgeting etc.
1) For political parties: assessment of ballots and agendas from the gender point of view; "Women-Friendly Party" competition; workshop in the Parliament: "Czech politics - Parity still far away"; reporting on the latest outcomes of our activities; opinion poll on the representation of women in Czech politics.
2) For women politicians: courses for women politicians and women interested in politics; Open University as a second level of political education; supporting a platform of women politicians "Česká prezidentka"; national meetings of regional women politicians
3) For the public and media: media campaigns to support women politicians in the elections, photo exhibitions, public discussions, press conferences, workshops for journalists, web site, conferences
4) Various analysis and publications: in cooperation with number of research institutes we publish analyses and studies on women's representation within decision-making processes with a special focus on the Czech political representation.
5) Cooperation with other NGOs in the Czech Republic, associated in the platform Czech Women's Lobby (Forum 50 % is currently presiding CWL), which protects women's rights in the Czech Republic.
Forum 50 % has become a think-tank which creates a progressive stream in the Czech society. The main characteristis is the non-partisan approach. The NGO cooperates with academic sector, media, civil society. Besides its employees Forum 50 % has few interns and volunteers.
You can also download our Annual Report 2006, Annual Report 2007, Annual Report 2008, Annual Report 2009, Annual Report 2010, Annual Report 2011 and Annual Report 2012.
Forum 50 %, Plzenska 846/66, 150 00 Prague 5
Jana Smiggels Kavková, Executive Director
Tel.: 00420 257 216 170
GSM: 00420 774 411 151