Gitti Hentschel
Executive Director Gunda Werner Institute

Studied Communications (M.A.) and Social Education.
Since April 2004 Executive Director of the Feminist Institute (since June 2007 the Gunda Werner Institute) in the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Freelance: publicist, lecturer at, among others, the Technical and Humboldt Universities in Berlin, former co-publisher of the weekly newspaper “Freitag”, executive board member of the 4th Berlin Women’s Shelter. Member of the steering committee of the German Women’s Security Council. Co-founder of the “taz” newspaper in 1979, editor at taz for six years; subsequently freelance journalist, full-time Women’s Officer at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and National Spokesperson for University Women’s Officers.

Areas of work

  • Strategy and concept development
  • Representative functions (in the international arena)  
  • Development of (international) contacts

Political focuses
Peace and security politics from the gender perspective; strategies against (sexual) violence; empowerment strategies for women; women and media; intercultural communication.


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