Afaf Mahfouz Oral History Content Summary (document)
About the Interviewee*
Afaf Mahfouz (Egypt/USA) is a long-time advocate for human rights around the world. Trained in law, political science, and psychoanalysis, she has been an advocate for women’s participation and human rights. She was elected First Vice-President (1995-1997) and President (1997-2000) of the Conference of the Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO). She is an activist for the promotion of non-governmental organizations in the United Nations system. Dr. Mahfouz is Co-Editor of The Future of Prejudice: Psychoanalysis and the Prevention of Prejudice.
*This brief biography was recorded concurrently with the subject’s interview for the WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement.
About the WLP Oral History Project
The WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement preserves stories and lessons of women’s rights activists from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America who have left their mark on the struggle for women’s advancement. We have collected dozens of oral histories from 25 countries, and the project is ongoing. Since 2014, WLP has collaborated with the Sound Archive of the British Library to host the repository.