Tetiana Pechonchyk Is the Head of the Board of the Human Rights Centre ZMINA, an organization which is engaged in informational, educational, monitoring, analytical, and advocacy human rights activities in Ukraine. In May 2022, ZMINA received the OSCE Democracy Defender Award.

Pechonchyk graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Studied at Harvard University under the program of the Ukrainian Research Institute (2006), at the Ukrainian School of Political Studies (2008), and the Mohyla School of Journalism (Digital Future of Journalism program) (2011). Has an academic degree of a Candidate of Sciences.

In 2007-2011, Pechonchyk worked at UNIAN news agency as an editor of the Human Rights special project. Contributed to Ukrayinska Pravda and Dzerkalo Tyzhnia media outlets as a journalist. Since 2012, she is a monitor of the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture and Ill-treatment in Ukraine under the “Ombudsman Plus” model. Since 2016, a member of the Commission on Journalistic Ethics.

In 2020, received the “Human Rights Tulip” award from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine. In 2021, she became a member of the board of DEJURE organization created to promote the rule of law and justice reforms in Ukraine.

In 2021, rated among the Top 100 most influential women in Ukraine according to Focus magazine.