In times of significant social and economic change, it may be challenging to adapt social norms and behaviors. Families and communities are struggling to deal with social and economic challenges and some traditions can constitute bottlenecks to the advancement for child rights. Among those traditions and social norms, there is the widespread acceptance of violence against children in home, school and society in general as well as the inadequate empowerment of girls for greater equity in the Egyptian society.
- 93% of children are exposed to some form of violent disciplinary practice (psychological or physical) by their parents and caregivers.
- 61% of girls aged 15 -17 underwent FGM
- 6.7% of girls were married by the age of 18
- 21% of children below 5 years old are stunted and 10% show severe stunting 16% of children below 5 years old are overweight and/or obese
- 10 million children are living in multidimensional poverty in Egypt (29.4%), in turn 1 in 3 of those children suffer from deprivation in 3 or more dimensions
 Ministry of Health and Population [Egypt], El-Zanaty and Associates [Egypt], and ICF International. Egypt Demographic and Health Survey 2014. Cairo, Egypt and Rockville, Maryland, USA : Ministry of Health and Population and ICF International, 2015
 Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Ministry of Social Solidarity (MoSS), the, United Nations Children's Fund, Egypt Country Office (UNICEF, Egypt) . Understanding Child Multidimensional Poverty Analysis in Egypt. Cairo : UNICEF, Egypt, 2017.