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Zuzanna Krzątała

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Zuzanna Krzatala is a Warsaw-based activist and feminist advocating for reproductive rights and gender equality. She is a graduate of the New School for Social Research in New York and a Fellow at Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility.

She gained her experience in the third sector at the International Rescue Committee, a global relief agency, where she worked directly for president David Miliband, former British Foreign Secretary. She was involved in drafting a feminist humanitarian policy, which addressed sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and humanitarian settings. Through her fieldwork with refugees in Rwanda, Jordan, and the Greek island of Lesbos, she focused on women-empowerment initiatives.

She lived and worked in New York for over a decade, where she advocated for labor rights of fashion models and protection from sexual harassment in the workplace with an organization Model Alliance. In 2018 it was successful in passing the Stop Sexual Harassment Act, which was signed into law by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. At the height of the #MeToo movement, she was involved in the investigative report from The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team that shed light on the abuses in the fashion industry.

Since her return to Poland in 2019, she has been part of numerous social initiatives, from a campaign promoting HIV testing with the Social Education Foundation to advocating and fundraising for the Women’s Rights Centre together with Wysokie Obcasy Foundation, a prominent feminist newspaper.

Her journey with Humanity in Action began in 2019 as a Warsaw Fellow. In her current role at HIA Poland, she is responsible for communication and project coordination.