Country Egypt
Year 2015
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in cooperation with United Nations Fund Population (UNFPA) and National Council for Women (NCW) launching the first national survey measuring prevalence of the different types and forms of gender based violence inflicted on women and girls in the age group 18-64 years and its impact on women’s health, reproductive health and general wellbeing; and finally it measures the associated economic costs on their families, society and state as a whole.  The survey is expected to guide policy-makers and planners to formulate evidence-based strategies and action plans to combat gender based violence inflicted on women and girls in Egypt. 

Egypt is the first Arab country to undertake this survey. Highlights such as:
✓ 10% of women between 18 and 64 years of age experienced harassment in the streets.
✓ 7% of women between 18 and 64 were harassed in public transport.
✓ 18% of women between 18 and 64 are subjected to violence from a family member.

Source of Information

Egypt's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.7

For more information: The Economic Cost of Gender Based Violence Survey Egypt 2015 (UNFPA Website)