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Protection in Egypt

Increase protection of vulnerable individuals from all forms of violence and harmful practices

Egypt continues to reflect a high prevalence of harmful practices against women and girls, including early marriage, female genital mutilation and gender-based violence. In 2008, 27.8% of women aged 25 to 49 years of age were married before the age of 18. In addition, 91% of women aged 15 to 49 reported having been circumcised and corporal punishment and verbal abuse continue to largely affect children, particularly in upper Egypt.

Our programmes aim to ensure that children and women are well protected from all forms of violence, including gender-based violence and harmful practices against girls and women through increased awareness and acceptance of their basic rights.