Magdalena Pocheć


Magda Pochec is a feminist and resource justice activist. In 2018 she initiated and co-founded the Feminist Fund in Poland which is a community-led, trust-based, particapatory grantmaker supporting grassroot and frontline organizers. Magda has a background in transformative philanthropy. In the past few years she’s been involved with FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund, FundAction and Fenomenal Funds. A cross-cultural psychologist by training, Magda co-authored and co-edited two subsequent alternative reports on the implementation of CEDAW (the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) in Poland.

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Countering the gender backlash: Building coalitions against the populist playbook
Today, far right parties in different countries are emulating each other and using similar tactics that instrumentalize othering. Yet their approaches to issues of gender are heterogenous. Some far right movements embrace gender equality and certain aspects of LGBTQ+ rights, as they serve the nativist project against an “Other” that is said to present a threat against hard won women’s and LGBTQ rights. Other far-right movements seek to return to traditional gender roles, target the LGBTQ+ community, and aim to disband protections against gender-based violence while rolling back abortion rights...