Cairo released on Thursday a regional call for action to eliminate child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation practice in Africa.
Special rapporteur on child marriage at African Union Commission praised Egypt's efforts to combat child marriage in Egypt and achieving tangible results.
The percentage of girls between 15 and 19 getting married has decreased by 6 percent over the past two years.
Draft law that includes amendments to the child law article 12 which parents could be deprived from the authority of guardianship over the girl or her property.
The first draft bill to criminalize child marriage is to be discussed in Parliament's Constitutional and Legislation Affairs Committee in the upcoming days.
Despite increasing the legal age of marriage to 18 years old for both genders, Egypt still has a high number of child marriages.
Actress Yousra, along with female parliamentarians, participated in a seminar held by the AWO on “Mechanisms to combat violence against women.”
According to UNICEF, every year millions of girls marry before turning 18 with the highest percentage of married adolescents in the west and central Africa.