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Magdalena Dąbkowska

Magdalena Dąbkowska absolwentka Animacji Kultury Instytutu Kultury Polskiej Uniwersytetu WarszawskiegoCulture Animation allowed me to experience forms and themes. The most important were the moments that motivated me to leave my comfort zone. My inner radar is sensitive to social issues so I found the encounter with community arts and the internship at the Laundry in Birmingham where we had the opportunity of working with the Bosnian minority most important during my studies.

She works in the field of human rights, dealing primarily with drug policy. For 10 years now she has been involved in Global Drug Policy Program w Open Society Foundations in New York, where she liaises with Polish organisations addressing this issue. She offers them knowledge and support in building durable and stable structures. Involved in public debates and advocacy for rational drug policy.


Currently collaborates also with AFEW (AIDS Foundation East – West) International on research of the phenomenon of the shrinking space for the civic society in Eastern Europe and Central Africa and its impact on the operation of organisations working in the area of drug policy and HIV/AIDS.


Has also worked (as project and program coordinator) for Polish NGOs such as the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Association of Young Journalists “Polis” and co-organised informal initiatives such as Civil March for Aleppo.