Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :26 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 14 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :17 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :87 % (4)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :135 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :132 (6)

Egypt Search Data

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Amendment Penal Code (Criminalization of Act of Female Genital Mutilation)

Egypt | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


National Strategy for Combating Violence against Women 2015-2020

Egypt | 2015 | 2020

Type of Measure : Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 80 of the Constitution

Egypt | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 52 of the Constitution

Egypt | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 11 of the Constitution

Egypt | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 71 of the Constitution

Egypt | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 89 of the Constitution

Egypt | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 67 of the Constitution

Egypt | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 60 of the Constitution

Egypt | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Demographic and Health Survey 2014

Egypt | 2014

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


1 - 10 of 16 Results

(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Ministry of Health and Population, El-Zanaty and Associates, and ICF International. 2015. Egypt Demographic and Health Survey 2014. Cairo, Egypt and Rockville, Maryland, USA: Ministry of Health and Population and ICF International.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Ministry of Health and Population, El-Zanaty and Associates, and ICF International. 2015. Egypt Demographic and Health Survey 2014. Cairo, Egypt and Rockville, Maryland, USA: Ministry of Health and Population and ICF International.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C. Source: UNICEF global databases 2017, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(6) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.