- Age: 30
- Grant Recipient
Kinga Hanna Wisniewska is passionate about researching how environmental degradation affects women across the world.
Kinga H. is originally from Poland and currently lives in the United Kingdom. She is pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Development Policy and Management at The University of Manchester. As a Doctoral Candidate at the Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester, she is responsible for research on environmental and gender issues.
Since becoming a Young Leader, Kinga H. is proud she received a small grant from Women Deliver as a World Contraception Day Ambassador, which allowed her to create an online platform directed at Polish teenagers on comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) that attracted thousands of visitors and spurred hundreds of questions from Polish teenagers. She also won the 120 Under 40 award in 2017, which enabled her to further push my advocacy agenda and make people more aware of issues related to CSE access in Poland, as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) more generally. Additionally, Kinga H. is proud she was accepted to a prestigious PhD program at the Global Development Institute on a full scholarship and with funds to conduct her fieldwork.
To Kinga, “meaningful youth engagement” means being looked at with respect, being listened to [and heard], and having an equal voice when it comes to decision-making.
In her free time, Kinga H. enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and learning about new cultures with her husband and friends.
English, Polish, Spanish