November 7, 2020
By: Dina Al Mahdy
Ambassador Moushira Khattab has a successful professional career. She served as Egypt’s Minister of Family and Population (2009-2011); Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Cultural Relations; vice chair for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child; and former executive president of Kemet Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge ‘KBBG’. Moreover, she was also head of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) for 11 years. Her relentless efforts and fights for women and girls’ rights resulted in criminalizing female genital mutilation, child trafficking, and increase of the minimum age for marriage to 18.
A career diplomat, she served as Ambassador of Egypt to South Africa during the Nelson Mandela era and Ambassador to the Czech Republic and Slovakia during their separation. Ms. Khattab is a long-time activist for human rights.
Furthermore, Mrs. Khattab is founder and president…
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