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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 92% of births in Egypt were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Egypt was 68.2 years for males and 73.0 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Egypt was 21 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Egypt was 37 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Egypt was 37 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Egypt the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 14%" (p 66).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Egypt of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 80%" (p 50).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Egypt is 51.8 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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March 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"'Considering the fact that they already have wives of their age, they will normally look for younger women. However, in some cases they search for women of their age,' she said, explaining that most of the Arabs who marry Bosnian women [in polygamous marriages] come from Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt and Libya" (28).
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

“The girl's death in the province of Assiut prompted Egypt's public prosecutor to order the arrests of her parents and the physician who performed the procedure, also known as female circumcision. The practice [FGM] is against the law in Egypt - but remains widespread in the region, despite ongoing efforts to quell it” (para 3). “Since the mid-1990s, Egypt has been battling the centuries-old practice [FGM], which is misguidedly believed to control women's sexuality. In 2008, a law banning the cutting of female genitalia was passed in parliament despite strong opposition from conservative voices” (para 4). “In 2016, legislators adopted amendments to the law, redefining female genital mutilation (FGM) from...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“A 12-year-old girl has died in southern Egypt after her parents took her to a doctor who performed female genital mutilation” (para 1).
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

“The practice [FGM] is against the law in Egypt - but remains widespread in the region, despite ongoing efforts to quell it” (para 3). “Since the mid-1990s, Egypt has been battling the centuries-old practice [FGM], which is misguidedly believed to control women's sexuality. In 2008, a law banning the cutting of female genitalia was passed in parliament despite strong opposition from conservative voices” (para 4). “In 2016, legislators adopted amendments to the law, redefining female genital mutilation (FGM) from a misdemeanour, for which offenders typically receive up to two years in prison, to a felony, which draws tougher sentences and punishments. However, women's rights advocates argue the law still contains...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

“A 2015 government survey found that 87 per cent of Egyptian women and girls aged between 15 and 49 have been circumcised” (para 5).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-1

"Engaging in sexual relations with minors is illegal in Egypt. Brokers can help with that too, forging birth certificates or substituting the identity card of the girl’s older sister" (para 11).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-1

“'It’s a form of child prostitution in the guise of marriage,' Azza El-Ashmawy, director of the Child Anti-Trafficking Unit at the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) tells IPS. 'The man pays a sum of money and will stay with the girl for a few days or the summer, or will take her back to his country for domestic work or prostitution.' The girl is returned to her family when the marriage ends, usually to be married off again. 'Some girls have been married 60 times by the time they turn 18,' says El-Ashmawy. 'Most ‘marriages’ last for just a couple of days or weeks" (para 4-5).more
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"Another law prohibits marriages to foreigners where the age difference exceeds 25 years" (para 25).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Egypt’s 2008 Child Law criminalises marriages to girls who have not reached the legal age of 18. Another law prohibits marriages to foreigners where the age difference exceeds 25 years" (para 25).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"'The girls know their families have exploited them…they can understand that their parents sold them,' she says. 'Reintegration is a big challenge because in many cases if you return the girls to their family the parents will sell them again'" (para 24). "Egypt’s 2008 Child Law criminalises marriages to girls who have not reached the legal age of 18. Another law prohibits marriages to foreigners where the age difference exceeds 25 years. But the laws are poorly enforced, concedes NCCM’s El-Ashmawy. Anecdotal evidence suggests the trade has grown since Egypt’s 2011 revolution as a result of worsening economic conditions and an ineffectual police force" (para 25-26).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Each year, in El Hawamdia and other impoverished rural communities across Egypt, thousands of girls between the ages of 11 and 18 are sold by their parents to wealthy, much older Gulf Arab men under the pretext of marriage. The sham nuptials may last from a couple of hours to years, depending on the negotiated arrangement" (para 3). "The brokers, usually second-rate lawyers, also offer a delivery service. Village girls as young as 11 are brought to the Arab tourists’ hotel or rented flat for selection. Arab men travelling with their wives and children often arrange a separate flat for such purposes" (para 8).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Each year, in El Hawamdia and other impoverished rural communities across Egypt, thousands of girls between the ages of 11 and 18 are sold by their parents to wealthy, much older Gulf Arab men under the pretext of marriage. The sham nuptials may last from a couple of hours to years, depending on the negotiated arrangement. 'It’s a form of child prostitution in the guise of marriage,' Azza El-Ashmawy, director of the Child Anti-Trafficking Unit at the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) tells IPS. The man pays a sum of money and will stay with the girl for a few days or the summer, or will take her...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"'Many hotels and landlords in Egypt will not rent a room to unmarried couples,' explains Mohamed Fahmy, a Cairo real estate agent. 'A marriage certificate, even a flimsy one, allows visiting men to have sexual liaisons'” (para 10). This implies that marriage is not seen as outdated and is important to the society (JCE- CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“'Some girls have been married 60 times by the time they turn 18,' says El-Ashmawy. 'Most ‘marriages’ last for just a couple of days or weeks.'” (para 6). "A NCCM-commissioned survey of 2,000 families in three towns near Cairo – El Hawamdia, Abu Nomros and Badrashein – found that the hefty sums paid by Arab tourists was the main motive for the high rate of 'summer marriages' in these towns. Some 75 percent of the respondents knew girls involved in the trade, and most believed the number of marriages was increasing" (para 15-16).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CUST-LAW-2

"'The unregistered marriages are not recognised by the state and afford no rights to the girl, or any children that result from these unions'" (para 19).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Each year, in El Hawamdia and other impoverished rural communities across Egypt, thousands of girls between the ages of 11 and 18 are sold by their parents to wealthy, much older Gulf Arab men under the pretext of marriage. The sham nuptials may last from a couple of hours to years, depending on the negotiated arrangement" (para 3). "'Some girls have been married 60 times by the time they turn 18,' says El-Ashmawy. 'Most ‘marriages’ last for just a couple of days or weeks'" (para 6). "Village girls as young as 11 are brought to the Arab tourists’ hotel or rented flat for selection. Arab men travelling with their wives...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"A one-day mut’a or 'pleasure' marriage can be arranged for as little as 800 Egyptian pounds (115 dollars). The money is split between the broker and the girl’s parents. A summer-long misyar or 'visitor' marriage runs from 20,000 Egyptian pounds (2,800 dollars) to 70,000 Egyptian pounds (10,000 dollars). The legally non-binding contract terminates when the man returns to his country. The 'dowry' that Gulf Arab men are prepared to pay for sex with young girls is a powerful magnet for impoverished Egyptian families in a country where a quarter of the population subsists on less than two dollars a day" (para 12-14).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

“'The unregistered marriages are not recognised by the state and afford no rights to the girl, or any children that result from these unions'” (para 19).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“A study of Greater Cairo found that fertility rates were lowest in the city centre, but in the peri-urban areas they were similar to those of rural settlements” (pp. 8). Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:20 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: BR-DATA-1

“A study of Greater Cairo found that fertility rates were lowest in the city centre, but in the peri-urban areas they were similar to those of rural settlements” (pp. 8).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Central African Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15). Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).