Sonja Lokar

Sonja Lokar

Sonja Lokar

Executive Director, CEE Gender Network

Slovenian citizen,  sociologist and professor of French language by education,  reformer of the former League of Communists in  Slovenia (1986-1990), now a social democratic party,   initiator and president of the first women’s forum in any of politcal parties in Slovenia in 1990 and its president till 2000, MP in Slovenian last socialist and first post socialist parliament,  from 1986-1992, one of the initiators of the new   women’s peace movement before  the implosion of socialist Yugoslavia, Chair of the Gender Task Force in the Stability Pact for South Estern Europe  from 1999 till 2009, president of the European Women’s Lobby in 2012, Executive director of the CEE Network for Gender Issues from 1998 till today. Main field of expertise: political and social empowerment of women in post conflict and transition countries.