The GAF Team includes:
A network of 7 lawyers (5 women and 2 men), 2 psychologists, 1 social worker, 2 philologists - all of us involved in the implementation of projects for protection and empowerment of women and girls.
We specialize in working with the Bulgarian legislation on violence against women and girls, and discrimination as well as in the use of the regional and international instruments for human rights protection such as the ECHR, CEDAW, ICCPR, EU law.
Milena Kadieva is the Managing Director of the GAF. She is a lawyer who leads the team as well as the decision-making process. She has 11 years of professional experience, 9 of which in the field of women’s human rights protection. One of her tasks is to litigate cases before the ECtHR and UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies. She was a participant at the first round of the Women's Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI) in 2004-2006 (www.institute.bgrf.org).
Tatyana Riskova is a Lawyer with 10 years of professional experience, 7 of which in the field of women’s human rights protection. She is a member of the Board of the GAF. She was a participant of the second round of WHRTI (2007-2009).
Rada Elenkova is a Philologist with 5 years of experience in managing projects related to women and girls' human rights protection and promotion. She is a member of the Board of Directors and coordinates the activities of the GAF.
Milen Neykov is a Lawyer with more than 17 years of professional experience, 11 of which in the field of women’s human rights protection.
Yanitsa Stoilova graduated Law in 2006 and specialized Psychology in the last 3 years. She was a participant at the second round of the WHRTI (2007-2009).
Janeta Borissova - a Lawyer, with 8 years of professional experience, 3 of which in the field of women’s human rights protection, participant in the third round of the WHRTI – 2009-2011).
Vesselin Kovachev - a Lawyer with 10 years of professional experience, 4 of which in the field of women’s human rights protection.
Mariana Kavardjikova - a Lawyer with 9 years of professional experience, 3 of which in the field of women’s human rights protection.
Mariyana Filipova - a Psychologist with 7 years of experience in the area of women’s human rights protection.
Anna Dimova - a social worker and a pedagogue, with more than 8 years of experience. She is engaged with the program for perpetrators of domestic violence.
Emiliya Mazneva - the newest member of the GAF team. She has a MA in Law and is a promising women's human rights advocate.