Child Marriage

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.