Chantal Van den Bossche

Chantal Van den Bossche


With several years’ experience managing projects, networks and strategic communications in the areas of women’s rights and sustainable development, Chantal Van den Bossche works to implement WECF´s advocacy goals and influence policy through multiple channels of communication- from traditional and online media to multi-stakeholder outreach and capacity building.

She currently specializes in policy advocacy, research and mobilization around the linkages between gender equality, women’s rights and environmental pollution; particularly in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Prior to WECF, Chantal worked as a documentary maker, editor and director for various TV and radio programs in Russia, Bulgaria and the Netherlands. She obtained a Masters in Eastern European Studies from the University of Amsterdam, with the focus of her research on the social stigma of AIDS and HIV in the former Soviet Union, as well as a Bachelors in Russian Language and a degree from Gerzen University, St. Petersburg. During her time in Russia and Bulgaria, she volunteered for a number of Russian and Bulgarian LGBTIQ-groups.

Chantal is originally from Belgium, lived in the UK as a child and is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has been and is currently engaged in a number of local LGBTIQ groups. She married her wife Gien in May 2001. She is a mother of 2, who are raised in a co-parenting construction with a gay couple.

Which place for lesbian journalists and dyke stories in this machomedia world?

Virginia Room, 20th floor

This session will welcome fabulous media activists and lesbian journalists from Brazil, France, Hungary, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Germany. The activists will tell us how they managed to make sure the media cover some issues related to lesbian rights and activism. The lesbian journalists will explain how to survive as a lesbian journalist in a […]