Policy Brief: Supporting evidence-based research to realize women & girls’ rights – Egypt

This policy brief seeks to highlight female genital mutilation, early and child marriages as well as access to safe abortion in Egypt in relation to women and child rights. The paper addresses how widespread these issues are in Egypt and the efforts that the government and civil society are taking to ensure that women and girls’ rights are observed. This policy brief explores the public health and concerns surrounding FGM, child marriages and unsafe abortion in Egypt and discusses ways to make it both rarer and part of positive policy change.

The brief addresses the impacts of FGM, early and child marriages and access to safe abortion. The impacts include health, population, education, employment, agency, and violence, among other outcomes. The welfare, budget, and non-monetary costs of child marriage are estimated where data is available. Legal/institutional aspects and options to reduce the practice are also discussed.

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