early marriage

Egypt's population to reach 123M in 2032, average age of marriage 21 years old

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 10:59 GMT

It is expected that the population of Egypt increases to 123 million in 2032 if the level of childbearing decreases, but if not, the population would jump to 130 million, according to Hussein Abdel Aziz, advisor to the head of CAPMAS.

Egypt’s authorities investigate engagement of two 12-years old children in Giza, bans their early marriage

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 12:12 GMT

Circulated photos for the engagement of two 12-years old children in Hawamdia city, Giza provoked the social media users and caused a wave of anger during the past two days.

Bayt al-Suhaymi hosts “Red Dress” theatrical show on Nov. 10

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 02:33 GMT

The show deals with issues of community violence (circumcision, harassment, early marriage and domestic violence), the status of women, and the enhancement of their status and role in society.

Government’s efforts to fight early marriage

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 - 09:05 GMT

The Egyptian government imposed more severe penalties on people who back the marriage of minors.

Egypt’s plan to combat imminent threat of overpopulation

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 - 10:29 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi described overpopulation as a threat that is no less dangerous than terrorism.

New law drafted to criminalize early marriages

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 - 02:50 GMT

One in six women in Egypt still marry early especially in rural and deprived areas, according to a report by the Word Bank Group issued in March 2016.