CEDAW Election Results (2022)

As the terms of 12 CEDAW Committee members will expire in December 2022, the election took place on 23 June 2022 in New York.

We congratulate the newly elected as well as re-elected members of the CEDAW Committee and look forward to working with them.

Those elected to fill the positions are listed below, together with links to completed questionnaires which they supplied to the UNTB Elections website. Further biographical data is hosted by OHCHR.


Name Country Member since Geographic distribution Remarks
Ana Pelaez Narvaez Spain 2019 Western Europe & Others re-elected
Brenda Akia Uganda 2023 Africa first term
Daphna Hacker Israel 2023 Western Europe & Others first term
Elgun Safarov Azerbaijan 2019 Eastern Europe re-elected
Esther Eghobamien-Mshelia Nigeria 2023 Africa previous term 2017-2020
Genoveva Tisheva Bulgaria 2019 Eastern Europe re-elected
Hiroko Akizuki Japan 2019 Asia Pacific re-elected
Marianne Mikko Estonia 2023 Eastern Europe first term
Maya Morsy Egypt 2023 Africa first term
Rangita De Silva De Alwis Sri Lanka 2023 Asia Pacific first term
Rhoda Reddock Trinidad and Tobago 2019 Latin America and Caribbean re-elected
Yamila Gonzalez Ferrer Cuba 2023 Latin America and Caribbean first term


We wish the outgoing members of the CEDAW committee all the very best, and appreciate their contribution in ensuring that states and other actors around the world are held accountable to uphold women’s human rights and obligations under the international human rights framework.