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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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In the presence of the Ambassador of France in Egypt, Mr. André Parant, and the UNICEF Executive Board, AFD - Agence Française de Développement’s Operations Director, Mrs Laurence Breton Moyet, has signed a grant agreement with UNICEF Representative in Egypt, Mr. Bruno Maes. 


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The extent of violent practices for child discipline in Egypt_2016

In Egypt, modules on disciplinary practices for children have been included in the 2009 round of the Family Conditions Survey2 conducted by IDSC and in the 2014 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS). The module included in the 2014 EDHS have been adapted from the UNICEF’s supported Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS).


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