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Description or Abstract
Child marriage, formal or informal, is a union where at least one of the partners is below the age of 18 years. This human rights violation has complicated consequences on children and society. According to the Egypt Census of 2017, child marriage remains an issue. In Egypt, nearly 1 in every 20 girls (4%) between the ages of 15 to 17 years are either currently married or were married before. The same applies for 1 in every 10 (11%) adolescent girls 15-19 years, with large differentials between the rural and urban residence (CAPMAS, 2017. Egypt). The four proposed policy alternatives addressing child marriage in Egypt are legal, economic, social and legal/socioeconomic alternatives.
child marriage, Egypt, public policy
The Public Policy Hub was estabished in 2017 by Laila El Baradei (PI), Shahjahan Bhuiyan (Co-PI), and Mohamed Kadry (Program Manager)
The Public Policy HUB, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, AUC
Bassem, Reem; Emara, Rahma; El Domy, Sarah; and El Hagry, Yasmine, "Curbing Child Marriage in Egypt" (2018). Papers, Posters, and Presentations. 63.