• About us




    Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation is an independent, non-governmental organization in public benefit, founded in 1994 by active professional women. It has won recognition as an Advocacy group working to:
    • raise Bulgarian society awareness of gender equality issues;
    • raise civil society intolerance of violence against women at home and in workplace;
    • change the legislation to protect women and children victims of domestic violence;
    • educate children and young people in human rights and the national and international regulations guaranteeing those rights;
    • get media involved in gender issues discussions;
    • acquire successful practices of foreign NGOs and adapt them professionally to the Bulgarian reality;
    • promote and encourage women in starting-up their own business;
    • achieve more active women's participation in politics and decision-making, and create a national women's lobby;

    The Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation has realized those aims by:

    • organizing information and education campaigns through active partnership with the media and production of a video spots, radio broadcasts and special columns in the press;
    • organizing training seminars in Sofia and the country on domestic violence issues; hidden discrimination of women from ethnic groups in Bulgaria; gender awareness and analyses; the media role for overcoming existing stereotypes; acquiring leadership skills; gender education in school and university; starting-up small business; NGO management
    • designing and participating in projects for creation of National mechanism for equal opportunities of women and men in Bulgaria and its promoting in public space;
    • actively supporting the national and international women's networks that strengthen women's positions;
    • conducting various researches of domestic violence issues, sexual harassment, globalization effect on women and men

    The Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation is part of:

    • the national network of
    • the KARAT Coalition regional network - uniting NGOs from 13 CEE/CIS countries
    • the Stability Pact Gender Task Force for SEE.
  • Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation has been the main partner for Bulgaria of the Stability Pact Gender Task Force

    Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation has been the main partner for Bulgaria of the Stability Pact Gender Task Force (SP GTF) since its inauguration in 1999 year. GPF has taken part in the organization and the implementation of the regional projects for women's political empowerment in Bulgaria, and was the leading regional organizer of two of them.

  • Gender project for Bulgaria foundation report activities in 2002


  • Information event on climate justice

    Increasing challenges for minorities and indigenous peoples - this is the conclusion of yesterday's presentation of Minority Rights Group (MRGI) 's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2019 Annual Report: A Focus on Climate Justice. The annual "Journalism for Development - 2019" awards were then presented.

  • Report Gender project for Bulgaria foundation year 2003

    "Gender Project for Bulgaria" Foundation /GPF/ is a non-profit, non governmental organization, registered in the Bulgarian Court in 1995.
  • Team

    Board of Trustees

    Nikolay Tomov

    Prof. Katya Vladimirova

    Tanja Chavdarova

    Petar Volgin



    Stanimira Hadgimitova - Director and founder of the foundation

    Motto: "Strong person is not afraid of unification but seeks and creates it"

    Stanimira Hadgimitova Stanimira Hadgimitova is a M.Sc. - Electrical Engineer in Automatization of Continuous Production. She also specialized in international economic relations. Her long experience in foreign trade and export of machinery and agricultural products as well as in entrepreneurship has prepared her for a leader and gave her the opportunity to establish many national and international contacts. In her opinion, her work devoted to the idea of strengthening women's role in public and political life of Bulgaria is only a natural period of the personal development of a successful woman who has proved her abilities. She has been a National NGO Focal Point of the Stability Pact Gender Task Force since 1999 and under her management many projects have been successfully implemented, and the Equality Coalition in Bulgaria was created, uniting representatives of institutions, NGOs, the media and political parties. Member of the Committee on Civil Society Issues with the 39-th Parliament and a advisor for the Global Fund for Women - USA. She is also a member of the LIONS Club Sofia - Sredetz. She participated in the Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995, Beijing as well as in the NGO Working Session and ECE Regional Preparatory Meeting on the Review of the implementation of the Beijing PfA, Geneva, Jan. 2000 an at the NY PrepCom, March, 2000. She has completed the following trainings: gender analyses and gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting, incorporation of the gender approach in preventing and resolving conflicts. Her favorite issue: raising women's role and in decision-making and politics.


    Denitsa Abadjieva

    Has a Bachelor degree in British and American Studies. She’s interested in gender policy, achieving real gender equality especially in regard to ethnic minorities. She likes the opportunity to include the issues of environmental protection and sustainable development in her work. Presently, Denitsa is working on the project “Getting to Know! Pilot Introduction of Development Education in the Formal Education System in Bulgaria”.

    Temenujka Pankova - Chief Accountant

    "If gender democracy can not be achieved by means of money then it could be achieved by means of much money."

    President of the accounting company NIK-Pankova for consultations on taxation, accounting, legislation and security, and leadership training in economic and legal issues. Chief accountant of many years, financial manager and member of the board of directors of Machinoexport AD. She is performing the inner audit in GPF.


    Diana Kovandjieva- accountant

    Диана Кованджиева

    Education: Mathematics at the St. Kliment Ochridski University of Sofia. Diana has been working for the Foundation since 2002. In addition to accounting she administrates the foundation activities. Her experience in project budgeting and accountability is crucial for the smooth work of GPF.










    Petya Yankova

    Radost Karamihleva

    Zvezditsa Georgieva

    Tsveta Stoeva