Moushira Khattab is an Egyptian politician and diplomat who is currently the President of the National Council for Human Rights.
Dr. Khattab is a Lecturer at the Institute for Diplomatic and Consular Studies- Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Egypt. Dr. Khattab previously served as minister of family and population, assistant minister of foreign affairs, Ambassador of Egypt to South Africa, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well serving in Egypt’s diplomatic missions in Australia, Hungary, Austria and the United Nations in New York City and Vienna.
She is also a human rights activist advocating the rights of children and women and the former vice chair and rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child based at the UN Headquarters in Geneva. is a Former minister of Family and population.
Dr. Khattab is an alumni, Senior Public Policy scholar -Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars- Washington DC-USA. Dr. Khattab is a Mentor and Faculty member “Women in Public Policy Program” - State Department- USA, Member of a strategic task for on the Middle East (chaired by Madeline Albright and Steven Hadley)- Atlantic Council- Washington DC- USA, Professor of human Rights- Perugia University for Foreigners- Italy as well as other international Universities and think tanks.
Dr. Khattab holds a PhD in Human Rights Law following a BSc in Economics and political Sciences -Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences- Cairo University.
In 1999, Khattab was awarded the Order of Good Hope by the President of the Republic of South Africa.
In 2008, she was awarded the International Women of Courage Award by the U.S. State Department. I
n 2007, she was awarded Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Dr. Khattab decorated with Award of Humanity by the UN Association in San Francisco.