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Children In Egypt 2016

Children In Egypt 2016 is a national publication that aims to improve accessibility to existing official data in order to meet a wider range of user needs. It contains over 200 statistical tables organized in 15 thematic chapters, covering essential dimensions of child well-being. 

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Violent child discipline

  • 93 per cent of children have been subject to violent disciplinary practices by their parents/caregivers.


  • 78 per cent of children experienced physical punishment.


  • 79 per cent of children in the poorest wealth quintile of the population were exposed to physical disciplinary practices.


  • 58 per cent of parents think that physical punishment is unnecessary.


Religious Leaders Initiative



In today's world, families are confronted with different forms of violence that can harm children's physical, intellectual and moral development. Islam and Christianity stress the importance of protecting children from all forms of violence. The Muslim and Christian faiths place particular importance on the role of the family in raising children and protecting them from harm and violence. In this context, Al-Azhar University and the Coptic Church of Egypt have joined together with UNICEF to develop three publications to reflect the position of the two great religions on multiple aspects of violence against children.

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Launch of the National Report: “Understanding Child Multidimensional Poverty in Egypt”

Cairo, Egypt, 12 December 2017 - Nearly 10 million children are multidimensionally poor in Egypt, according to the National Child Multidimensional Poverty Analysis report “Under-standing Child Multidimensional Poverty in Egypt”.




Understanding Child Multidimensional Poverty in Egypt 2017

‘Understanding Child Multidimensional Poverty in Egypt’ provides a comprehensive approach to the multidimensional aspects of child poverty and deprivation. It brings child-related issues to the forefront of the policy debate through presenting a comprehensive approach to the multidimensional aspects of child poverty and deprivation.

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Multidimensional poverty in Egypt


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