IWF Egypt member Moushira Khattab – Egypt’s 2017 nominee for UNESCO Director General – was featured in a recent article in the Diplomatic Courier sharing her ideas for how the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization mission can best support global human rights goals.
“UNESCO is committed to promoting gender equality in and through education systems from early childhood to higher education, in formal, and non-formal settings and in all intervention areas from planning infrastructure to training teachers. The education of girls and women has the highest impact on the family. UNESCO has unique expertise in helping states improve access to and quality of education.”
Khattab is one of the world’s foremost human rights activists advocating for the rights of children and women and was formerly Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child based at the UN Headquarters in Geneva. She is an instrumental leader in the global fight against violence towards women and children, female genital mutilation and human trafficking.
Read her full interview in the Diplomatic Courier.