Ana Peláez Biography

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 Councillor for International Relations and External Development at the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind (ONCE), executive Vice-President of the ONCE Foundation for Solidarity with Blind People in Latin America (FOAL) and Commissioner for Women’s Affairs at the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (CERMI).

These responsibilities have led her to represent her organisation at European and international level.

Ana is active in the EDF Women’s Committee since 2001, whic she currently chairs it. She is a member of the EDF Executive Committee and Board, where she has been given responsibility for gender issues. She is EDF Vice-Presdient.

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.

Ana served two terms on the Committee of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She was recently elected as an expert to the UN Committee of Elimination of Discrimination against Women. She was the first woman with a disability to be elected.

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.