|Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport|
7 November 1989 – 22 August 1994
|Prime Minister||Ruud Lubbers|
|Preceded by||Elco Brinkman|
|Succeeded by||Els Borst|
31 August 1982 – 13 September 1983
|State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment|
11 September 1981 – 29 May 1982
|Prime Minister||Dries van Agt|
|Preceded by||Louw de Graaf|
|Succeeded by||Piet van Zeil|
17 September 1974 – 11 September 1981
1 October 1937
The Hague, Netherlands
|Alma mater||University of Amsterdam|
From 1989 to 1994 she was the Minister of Health, Welfare and Culture (presently known as the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport as the responsibility for culture was transferred to the reorganized Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in 1994). She acted as State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment for issues concerning women's liberation. She also served in the European Parliament and in the first chamber of the Dutch parliament, for the Labour Party.
Outside of government, she is known for starting the feminist monthly Opzij as well as the special interest lobbying group, Man-Vrouw-Maatschappij (Man-Woman-Society), which she co-founded with Joke Kool-Smit.
- 1962 - 1965: TV-producer for the VARA
- 1965 - 1975: Researcher in social geography at the University of Amsterdam
- 1974 - 1981: Member of the first chamber of Dutch parliament, for the Labour Party.
- 1975 - 1981: Director of Centrum Beleidsadviserend Onderzoek (Cebeon), a company that offers research-based advice to government and non-profit organisations, with Maurice de Hond
- September 1981 - May 1982: Secretary of State, Ministry of Welfare and Employment
- August 1982 - September 1983: Member of Parliament
- 1984-1989: Member of the European Parliament
- 1989-1994: Minister of Welfare, Health and Culture
- 1994-1999: Member of European Parliament
In 1992, Hedy d'Ancona was awarded the Harriet Freezerring, a women's liberation prize, by the monthly Opzij she started. In 1994, she was named as a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. In 2002, she won the Aletta Jacobsprijs, a women's emancipation prize awarded by University of Groningen every two years.
- (Dutch) Parlement.com biography
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