Country Egypt
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The sections 306 (a) and 306 (b) of the Criminal Code (2014) were amended to criminalize sexual harassment which is defined for the first time under the law. The law provides for the detention for a period between 6 months and 5 years and a fine of up to LE 50,000 for verbal, physical, behavioural, telephone and Internet sexual harassment.

The Article 242 of the Criminal Code (2016) has been also amended to provide for imprisonment of five to seven years for female genital mutilation practitioners, and up to 15 years if the case results in permanent disability or death.

Source of Information

Egypt's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.9 and p.12.