Genoveva Tisheva has been re-elected member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 2023-202624 June 2022 News
Bulgarian candidate Genoveva Tisheva has been elected for a second consecutive term as a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for the period 2023-2026. The elections, which took place on June 23, 2022, in New York, during the 22nd meeting of the parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women took place amid great competition. Twenty-three expert applications were submitted for the twelve vacancies. From the total number of 187 valid ballots Genoveva Tisheva received 107 votes in support, which is a result of the highly professional qualities of the Bulgarian candidate and the successful campaign that was conducted by the Bulgarian diplomatic service.
Bulgaria nominates Genoveva Tisheva for the second time, following the successful completion of her transitional mandate in the period 2019-2022. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with a degree in Law and specialisations in France, Italy and the Netherlands. Genoveva Tisheva’s main areas of work are the protection of women and girls from violence and exploitation, women’s economic empowerment, women’s participation in peacebuilding and the protection of the rights of disadvantaged women and girls. Genoveva Tisheva is currently the Director of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute, which has trained 140 human rights lawyers from more than 30 countries on compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women consists of 23 members whose main task is to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. They are nominated by the governments of the 189 UN member states that are parties to the Convention and are elected by secret ballot for a term of four years. For the period 2023-2026, nominated experts from Cuba, Uganda, Nigeria, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Israel, Spain, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Tobago and Japan have also been elected as members of the Committee.