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Mrs. Najat Mjid

Mrs. Mjid Maalla was born on November 10, 1959 in Casablanca.

She was appointed in May 2008 as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

She followed her university studies at the Medicine Faculty of Rabat, Bordeaux and Toulouse. Afterwards, she became a doctor in Bordeaux and then in Casablanca. She is now a paediatrician doctor and director of the CNSS Mère-Enfant Polyclinic in Casablanca.

She is the founder, president and active member of the “Bayti” Association, an NGO operating in the field of family reintegration, school and socio-professional reinsertion of children in precarious situation. She is also an activist in some NGO’s concerned with child health and protection.

Mrs. Najat M’jid undertook also expertise works for international conferences and organizations concerned with child issues.
She is the winner of several prizes, including Nathalie MASSE prize (International Centre for Child and Family, Paris 1997), the European social paediatrics prize (1997), the human rights prize of the French Republic (2000). She is also the writer of many articles on the exploitation of children as well as actions by civil society associations concerned with child questions.

Mrs. Najat M’jid is mother of two children.