Why does Ana want to serve on the CEDAW Committee?

I believe there is a need to mainstream women and girls with disabilities systematically in the work of CEDAW. We are 20% of the total population of women in the world, but we are among the poorest and we are constantly subjected to aggravated forms of discrimination. I also want to focus on strengthening the…

Breaking the cycle of invisibility in CEDAW

Women and girls with disabilities are still at the margins of decision-making and work on gender equality, and their needs and voices often go unheard. The time has come to include disability in CEDAW and put an end to the invisibility they face. This nomination by the Spanish Government is in response to requests from…

Help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Almost one fifth of all women has a disability, yet they are ignored and marginalised far too often. Only by recognising and addressing the needs and demands of women and girls with disabilities will it be possible to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, and more specifically SDG No 5 to achieve gender equality and empower…

Advocate for the intersectionally discriminated

In addition to many articles in specialist publications and presentations delivered worldwide to promote the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all women and girls with disabilities, Ana has also edited or published a wide range of reports and other works, including the following:   ‘Guide to including the gender and disability perspective in programming…

Biographical data

Ana Peláez Narváez, blind from birth, was born in Spain in 1966. She holds degrees in Science of Education and Psychology from Seville University, and a Master’s Degree in Special Needs for People with Disabilities and PhD courses at Salamanca University. She is currently Executive Councillor for International Relations and External Development in the Spanish…