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Fighting Gender Discrimination in the Bulgarian Military Police Force

February 16th 2011

Bulgarian Commission for Protection against Discrimination instructs Military Police Force to end discriminatory treatment on the basis of gender

The Bulgarian Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD) ruled in favour of claimant Gergina Tzenova on the 3 December 2010. The decision established that she had been treated less favourably and discriminated against on the grounds of gender and education by the Bulgarian Military Police Force.

Ms Tzenova claimed that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender and education by the Military Police Force in light of the fact that she had not been promoted despite having served on the force for 18 years and holding an outstanding academic record.

The Head of Military Police Regional Office in Sofia has been instructed by the Commission to end discriminatory treatment on the basis of gender and to report the steps it has taken in compliance to this decision to the CPD within 30 days.

The case was covered in detail by 24 Chasa (24 часа one of Bulgaria’s highest circulating daily newspapers).

Ms Tzenova has now been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the department of Control and Security, please click here for an interview with Ms Tzenova in 24 Chasa (In Bulgarian)