Ana acted as Spanish Government delegate for the drafting of the CRPD, focusing on mainstreaming gender issues in a crosscutting and specific manner. She was a member of the UNCRPD Committee for two consecutive mandates and its focal point on gender issues, leading the half-day of general discussion on women and girls with disabilities and co-chairing the working group in charge of drafting a general comment on this issue.

For almost twenty years now and based on an intersectional approach to human rights, she has led and advised governments, civil society and other stakeholders to ensure the full inclusion of all women and girls with disabilities in their initiatives and policies.

To this end, she appears regularly before various United Nations bodies (Human Rights Council, committees and specialised agencies), as well as regional and national bodies (European Parliament, European Commission, Council of Europe, Congress of Deputies and Senate of Spain). Since 2010 she has participated as a representative of women with disabilities from Spain and Europe in the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

In Spain, she sits as an expert on the Royal Board on Disability, the State Observatory against Gender Violence, and the Council for Women’s Participation.

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