Child Marriage

Child marriage, overpopulation hindered sustainable development in Egypt: Study

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 - 11:39 GMT

These governorates are characterized by a number of cultural misconceptions that encouraged having many children.

Egypt’s gov. launches campaign to eliminate child marriage

Mon, 30 May 2022 - 09:45 GMT

Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity has launched campaign to eliminate child marriage within the framework of the “awareness program” for community development, which roams the governorates under the slogan “With awareness, Egypt changes for the better.”

Egypt’s National Council for Childhood and Motherhood bans 27 child-marriage attempt during Eid al Fitr

Thu, 05 May 2022 - 11:45 GMT

Egypt’s National Council for Childhood and Motherhood announced, Thursday that they managed to prevent the marriage of 27 female child in several governorates during Eid al Fitr holyday.

NCW thanks Cabinet for passing bill criminalizing child marriage

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 - 11:42 GMT

The draft law, passed by the Cabinet earlier today, stipulates that any marriage contract for those who are under 18 years should not be certified by the marriage officer.

Draft law refers to child marriage as human trafficking, punishes perpetrators by 5 yrs in prison

Sat, 02 Apr 2022 - 12:34 GMT

A draft law on combating child marriage and considering it a form of human trafficking was submitted to the House of Representatives by parliamentarian Amira al-Adly on Thursday.

Egyptian population grows by 0.5M in 100 days

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 11:40 GMT

Hassan pointed out that the most populated governorates out of the 27 are Cairo, Giza, Sharqia, Daqahlia, and Beheira.

Egypt's NCCM receives 8K reports in 6 months, 30% of it of Child exploitation: Secretary General Sahar Al-Sunbati

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 02:33 GMT

Secretary General of Egypt’s National Council For Childhood and Motherhood Sahar Al-Sunbati said that the Council received up to 8,000 reports during the past six months, 30 per cent of it were of child exploitation.

Cairo releases Call to Action on FGM, Child Marriage

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 02:33 GMT

Cairo released on Thursday a regional call for action to eliminate child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation practice in Africa.

African Union praises NCCM's role to combat child marriage

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 03:53 GMT

Special rapporteur on child marriage at African Union Commission praised Egypt's efforts to combat child marriage in Egypt and achieving tangible results.

11% of girls aged 15-19 are married: Health Min.

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 - 10:44 GMT

The percentage of girls between 15 and 19 getting married has decreased by 6 percent over the past two years.

Government proposes new draft law to ban early marriage

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 - 08:39 GMT

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.

Parliament to discuss 1st bill to criminalize child marriage

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 - 07:18 GMT

The first draft bill to criminalize child marriage is to be discussed in Parliament's Constitutional and Legislation Affairs Committee in the upcoming days.

Important numbers on child marriage in Egypt

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 04:08 GMT

Despite increasing the legal age of marriage to 18 years old for both genders, Egypt still has a high number of child marriages.

AWO: Protection of female refugees is pressing issue

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 09:04 GMT

Actress Yousra, along with female parliamentarians, participated in a seminar held by the AWO on “Mechanisms to combat violence against women.”

Join the “Let Girls Be Girls, Not Brides” event online

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 - 11:15 GMT

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.