Gudrun Kugler was born on 12 November 1976 in Gmunden and is an Austrian Roman Catholic theologian and lawyer, as well as a member of the National Council of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP). She is the founder of the Documentation Archive of Discrimination against Christians in Europe, the only organisation that systematically documents cases of discrimination on the grounds of Christian faith in the EU. Kugler is known for her involvement in the anti-abortion movement, while also actively engaging through her work in the fight against human trafficking, the abolishment of the death penalty, the sustainment of marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and the fight against social discrimination and the persecution against Christians and other faith groups in Europe and worldwide. In 2018, she was awarded the "Thomas More Award" by the International Catholic Legislators Network for her commitment to religious freedom.