Gitti Hentschel

Gitti Hentschel

former Executive Director Gunda Werner Institute
Gitti Hentschel
Biography: 

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.