Linda Sokačová received a masters’ degree in sociology at the Faculty of Social Studies in Charles University, Prague, where she focused on gender concepts, social movements, sociological theories and research. She specialises in family policies, equal opportunities and discrimination issues. In her research,, she also focuses on the access of Roma people to healthcare in the Czech Republic and on migration trends in Northern Bohemia (Šluknov region).
Since 2011, she has been working as a researcher. One of her recent projects, for the governmental Agency for Social Intergration in Roma Communities, is an analysis of migration trends in Northern Bohemia. Recently, Linda Sokačová has become director of the non-profit organisation Altenative 50+ where she is responsible for strategy planning and projects requiring expert knowledge of age management. The organisation advocate equal opportunities for women, men and people of different ages in the Czech Republic and Europe. It promotes diversity as a tool for the prevention of discrimination and, at the employers’ level, they see diversity as the best way to involve different communities to the labour market.
This organisation is a centre of information, advice and educatiion the area of relations between men and women and their status in society. A few years ago they managed to build a library consisting of seven thousand publications, focusing on gender issues and equal opportunities for women and men in central Europe.
Linda Sokačová is author of many academic publications within gender and diversity issues: Small Municipalities for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (published in 2011), ‘Crisis as a New Beginning or a Missed Chance?’,’ Work-Life Balance’ (published in 2010), ‘Gender and Democracy 1989-2009’ (published 2009) and many others.