With the support of UN Women, University of Belgrade Faculty of Law organized bilingual conference “Gender (In)Equality of Persons with Disability”. An important part of the conference that was held on 20 September 2021 was keynote presentation on empowerment of women and girls with disability. Presentation was delivered by Ana Peláez Narváez, Executive Vice-President of the CERMI Women’s Foundation in Spain and Vice-Chair of the UN CEDAW Committee.
Ana Peláez Narváez holds a Degree in Science of Education, a Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Special Needs for People with Disabilities and PhD courses in quality of life. She is currently the Executive Vice-President of the CERMI Women’s Foundation in Spain and the Vice-Chair of the UN Committee of Elimination of Discrimination against Women. She was the first woman with a disability to be elected. Ana participated in the official Spanish delegation that took part in the final drafting phase of the UN Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as in the Signing Ceremony, and official deposit of Spain’s ratification. In recognition of her contribution in this field, she was awarded the Order of Isabel the Catholic by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain.