Dana Němcová (*14 Jan. 1934) – psychologist, one of the most significant figures in Czechoslovakia in the second half of the 20th century and one of the most active members of Charter 77 and VONS.
Dana Němcová is a laureate of many awards. In 1991, she received the Pax Christi award; in 1996, she was elected Woman of the Year of the Czech Republic; in 1998, she received the state’s Distinguished Service Award, First Class; and in 2000, the Middle Europe Prize. She has lived on Ječná 2 since 1969.
For her principles and courage, she was continuously persecuted by the State Police. For her active support for persecuted musicians, she was forbidden to work in her discipline in 1976. She was imprisoned at Ruzyně twice, once as a member of the Committee for the Protection of the Unjustly Prosecuted (VONS), and the second time as a spokesperson of Charter 77. She was one of the most famous people among the dissidents, but also of 1989. First, she worked as a member of the Federal Assembly, into which she was co-opted, and later she was elected on the Civic Forum (Občanské forum) ballot. Then she returned to the civil society sector, where she has worked to this day. Dana Němcová is the founder of the Refugee Advisory Clinic and of the Centre for Migration Issues. She is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Olga Havel Foundation - Výbor dobré vůle.