Fact sheet: Egypt national strategy for prevention of early marriage

Organisation: Girls Not Brides Year: 2015

This note provides background on Egypt’s national strategy for the prevention of early marriage.

The strategy came about against the backdrop of proposals from conservative forces which may have reduced the age of marriage for girls to as low as nine years. It prioritises early marriage as part of the national population and development agenda, aims to reduce the prevalence of early marriage by 50 percent within a five year time-frame. It is currently in the first stage of implementation.

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