Františka Plamínková

Source: Czech Centres / FDULSSource: Czech Centres / FDULS

A politician, journalist and organizer of the Czech and international women's movement who, in the period between the two world wars, pushed for a number of laws bettering the position of women and mothers. Because of her condemnation of the German occupation she was executed by the Nazis.

The illustrated project Czech Heroines was inspired by the centenary of voting rights for Czech women and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Czech writer Božena Němcová. It is a joint project by the Czech Centres, the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia and Radio Prague International.