Najat M’jid

Najat M’jid

Former UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (2008-2014), Ms Najat M’jid is a paediatrician.

Former director of the CNSS Mother-Child Polyclinic in Casablanca, and founder of the NGO Bayti, which is the first programme addressing the situation of street children in Morocco.

Author of various studies on the situation of children victims of trafficking, violence, sexual exploitation andother formsofexploitation; children living in the street; unaccompanied children; children deprived of parental care, etc. Ms M'jid has participated in the development of the Moroccan national policy for the protection of the child, and worked with several non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.

Mrs. Najat M'jid has also conducted assessment works for international conferences and organizations in charge of childissues.

She has won several awards and honours, including Nathalie MASSE Award (International Centre for Children and Family, Paris 1997), European Prize forSocial Paediatrics(1997) Human Rights Prize of the French Republic (2000).

Ms M'jid is member at the National Human Rights Council.