Child Marriages Form 15% of All Marriages in Egypt

Fifteen percent of all marriages in Egypt are child marriages, announced Egypt’s Minister of Population Hala Youssef on Thursday.

Despite Egypt changing the legal age of marriage to 18 in 2008, child marriage continues across the country and particularly in underprivileged areas, said Youssef.

According to a study published by the National Council for Women in 2013, 22 percent of girls are married before the age of eighteen.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Thats been going over there for 1000s of years , it looks that a tradition that came out from the stone age and the means it will never change .