Forum 50% is a non-profit organization supporting equal participation of women and men in politics and in decision making. Although women comprise 50% of the population, their representation in politics is only 20% on average. We strive for more balanced decision making process including not only men’s but also women’s views and life experience.
We are a watchdog and a think tank. We convey new visions, approaches and proposals and help to bring them into practice. We motivate women to become politically active, support active female politicians and women in leading positions, co-operate with political parties and other bodies on concrete measures. Our guiding principle is to be non-partisan.
- We have initiated debate on representation of women in the Czech politics and in decision making.
- We have created the most comprehensive source of information on this topic.
- We have become respected partners in the Czech Republic and abroad.
- We work in the advisory bodies of the Czech government and we provide expertise opinion to the media.
- We have successfully realized over 70 projects, including international ones.
- We were awarded the “Good practice NGO“ within the best NGO of 2013 Award (“Neziskovka roku 2013”)
- We have co-founded the Czech Women's Congress.
- Our former director Jana Smiggels Kavková became one of the "Women and Men Inspiring Europe" - the resource pool of prominent gender-sensitive experts nominated by EIGE
- European Instiute for Gender Equality (EIGE) acknowledged our pilot international mentoring programme and training for prospective women MEPs in 2014 as a good practice
We welcome international co-operation and good practice transfer with partners around the whole world. We offer more almost 20-year-experience in the area of promoting gender equality. We mainly focus on political participation of women from the expert perspective (analyses, researches, specialized lectures) as well as the activist perspective (direct support of women – campaigns, networking, mentoring, happenings). For further information see Projects and References.
If you are interested in co-operating with us, please do not hesitate to contact us at sticka(@)padesatprocent.cz.
Motto: EQUALITY BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
sprincova(@)padesatprocent.cz, +420 774 411 151
Deputy Director, Project Manager, Fundraiser
sticka(@)padesatprocent.cz, +420 774 411 151
Markéta Kos Mottlová
Gender Expert, Project Manager, Lecturer
mottlova(@)padesatprocent.cz, +420 774 411 151
Board of Directors
- Petra Kubálková (Chair)
- Jana Smiggels Kavková
- Janina Hřebíčková
- Jan Bubeník
- Petr Janyška
- Ivo Bystřičan
Board of Trustees
- Ondřej Horký Hlucháň (Chair)
- Pavla Špondrová
- Renata Židlická