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Leda Kuneva

Sociological Program


MSc in Human Rights, specializing in international human rights law and women’s rights, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK

Joint Honours BA in International relations and law, specializing in South-East Africa, School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS University of London, London, UK


Leda Kuneva is an Analyst at the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD). She is actively engaged in CSD’s work on the topics of women’s and victims’ rights, gender-based and domestic violence, migration, and equality and non-discrimination, among other priority areas of the Law and Sociological Programs. 

Leda specialises in international law, human rights, and international relations. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), completing a highly evaluated thesis addressing women’s rights and cyberviolence. In 2018, she attained a joint Honors degree in International Relations and Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London, receiving the School of Law’s award for Best performance in Public International Law. In 2020, she joined the cohort of the OSCE Scholarship for Peace and Security, targeted at young female professionals in international affairs. Before joining CSD, Leda was on the executive boards of two non-governmental organizations in Bulgaria and in the UK, and she interned for the Sub-Saharan Africa department of the Bilateral Relations Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Her key areas of expertise and interest include women’s and children’s rights, WPS, IHRL, anti-discrimination and substantive equality, intersectional vulnerability, gender justice, and organic forms of democracy.


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