Rada is a feminist linguist and activist. She is currently the director at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Zagreb and a lecturer and trainer on feminist issues. Rada was the former program coordinator of Center for women war victims and spokesperson for women’s human rights nationally and internationally.
Rada is member of the Initiative for the Women’s Court for Former Yugoslavia, regional coordinator of V-Day, global movement against violence against women, and a member of the Nobel Women’s Initiative Advisory Board. In 2012 she was elected vice-president of the European Women Lobby (representing Women’s Network Croatia).
She used to teach languages, literature and cultural history of the Balkans at the University of Helsinki, Finland and Indiana University, USA. She is co-director of Feminisms in a Transnational Perspective, a postgraduate course at the International University Center Dubrovnik, and is also a writer of numerous texts on feminist issues, and co-editor of the book, The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Croatia and Bosnia (California University Press, 1997). Rada is the editor of the Glossary of Gender Equality (Office for Gender Equality, Government of the Republic of Croatia , 2008) and wrote the first Finnish-Croatian-Finnish Dictionary. She was awarded (by Finnish president Tarja Halonen) the Order of the Knight of the White Rose of Finland in 2007. In 2010 Forbes Magazine pronounced her one of the seven most famous feminists of the world.
In 2013, the Croatian President awarded her with the decoration Order of Danica Hrvatska for her work on promotion women’s human rights.
Rada coordinated OBR 2013 across all of the countries in the Balkans.
ALBANIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BULGARIA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, GREECE, MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO, ROMANIA, SERBIA, AND SLOVENIA