Inna Shevchenko is the leader of International women’s movement FEMEN, the worldwide known movement of topless activists that stage their manifestations against patriarchy. Shevchenko is a high-profile activist and a campaigner. She was born in Ukraine where she grew up and studied and worked in journalism. In 2011 she and 2 other FEMEN members have been brutally tortured in Belarus by KGB after FEMEN’s topless protest in support of political prisoners in Belarus, Minsk.In 2013 she was granted political asylum in France.
In France she initiated a transformation of Ukrainian FEMEN group into an International movement. Inna is curating the work of dozen of FEMEN branches from Paris where she established a training base for feminists activists. Shevchenko is an often speaker at international conferences and a contributor to international medias.In July 2013, Shevchenko was named as an inspiration for new Marianne for the national stamp of France and was included in the list of iconic women of the years by Madame Figaro.