Day 11, Wanda Nowicka: MAKERS Celebrates 20 Women of the 1995 UN Conference on Women

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing, we're featuring 20 incredible women on MAKERS who participated in the largest ever international gathering of women.

Wanda Nowicka is member of the Polish Parliament and the Deputy Speaker of the Sejm, the main chamber of that governing body.  Nowicka is also a co-founder of several NGOs whose mission is to defend the human rights of women, particularly reproductive rights.  As President of the Federation for Women and Family Planning, she helped organize the Polish Committee of NGOs to attend the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference Women and NGO.  In Beijing, she spoke out on behalf of underrepresented women from eastern and central Europe when she was chosen to present the “Statement from the Non-Region” to the conference.  Before becoming involved in public life, Nowicka was a high school Latin and English school teacher in Warsaw, Poland.

Check back here as we unveil more stories from these incredible women, as part of a special countdown culminating in the announcement of a MAKERS surprise.

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