Fatma Khafagy completed her graduate studies in the UK and obtained a PhD in Development Planning
from University of London. She headed the gender program at UNICEF Egypt for fifteen years and established and headed the first Gender Equality Ombuds Office in Egypt. She is a founder and member in national and regional feminist NGOs and networks such as the Egyptian Feminist Union, the Alliance for Arab Women and she is the coordinator of the Arab Women Network for Parity and Solidarity “Tha’era”. She is a member of the gender expert group of North-South Center of Council of Europe. She was selected in August 2019 one of twenty world feminists in the civil society advisory group to the Core Group (Global CSAG) supporting UN Women, the Mexican and French governments in mobilizing and galvanizing the voice and participation of civil society in the Generation Equality Forums. She is also the convener of the Arab States Feminist CSOs Network. She is the author of a number of books and articles on women’s empowerment, and gender equality issues.