Milada Horáková

Source: Czech Centres / FDULSSource: Czech Centres / FDULS

Lawyer and prominent representative of the Czech women's movement. As a member of parliament of the Czechoslovak Socialist Party, from 1946 she opposed the communist government. In 1950 she was tried in a sham political trial for alleged treason and subsequently executed.

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.