Monika Banach
Former staff member

Monika Banach is a young feminist activist from Cracow, Poland with experience in management of non-governmental organizations. Currently she supports the Association of the Groups of Women Weavers Q’imb’al from the Ixil Region from Guatemala. For four years she worked with Stańczyk Foundation from Poland dealing with the right of access to the public information, transparency, social control and support for the NGO sector on the law and new technologies. She is a co-initiator of the Cracow Maya Conference, an annual international symposium and workshop on the Latin American culture organised by Jagiellonian University and Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Monika was also an EVS volunteer in Tumbaco, Ecuador at the Centro de Amanecer Foundation and a streetworker in the Mobile School project in Nowa Huta, Cracow, working with children and youth in danger of a social exclusion. She is currently a student of the Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, writing her doctoral thesis on gender and religion in the Maya communities of Guatemala. She holds Master in Culture Studies on Latin America (Jagiellonian University/Pontifical Catholic University of Peru), and Bachelor in Journalism and Social Communication at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

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