With more than 30 years of experience in Development, Human Rights and Gender, including 15 years in Senior Leadership positions in the United Nations, Dr. Khadija Moalla holds a PhD in International Development Law from the University of Paris V, France. Since February 2020, she has been nominated to be one of the 20 Commissioners of the Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health.
Dr. Moalla’ repertoire includes extensive expertise in Human Rights, Gender equality, Health/AIDS, Governance, Rule of law, international and civil society organizations, SDGs, Prevention of Violent Extremism, CCA/UNSDCF. She is also a recognized Global Practitioner Coach in the Radical Transformational Leadership Model and provided trainings, lectures and consultancies in more than 60 countries in the five continents. During the last decade, Dr. Moalla published more than 150 articles in Arabic, French and English.
UNDP HIV/Gender Practice Team Leader in the Arab States region, Dr. Moalla coordinated initiatives to sensitize and mobilize Religious Leaders, political, art & media, CSOs, legislators and private sector leaders for more than 8 years. Previously, Dr. Moalla taught International Law and Human Rights at the University of Law of Tunis, and at the Tunisian Diplomatic Institute and has been a Practicing Lawyer in Tunisia, since 1998.
Dr. Moalla is one of the Founding members of the New Middle East Gender Parity at the World Economic Forum and of the Global Legal Network. She has provided advice and shared in constructing policies of the Arab Parliament.
Dr. Moalla received the Leadership Award from the United Nations General Assembly President for her Team work with Religious Leaders through the establishment of the Multi-Faith Network CHAHAMA and received the Excellency Award of the 2010 South-South Global Expo for successful innovative Solutions. Dr. Moalla was chosen as one of the most influential 40 women and 500 personalities of the Arab region, in 2011. In January 2021, she received the European Union Lina Ben Mhenni Freedom of speech Award for its 2020 edition.
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