Prevalence of Divorce in Egyptian Society

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Dr. Hala Ahmed

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There is a divorce case in Egypt every four minutes, a shocking figure announced by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in Egypt. According to official statistics, Egypt ranks first among world countries in divorce, with more than 250 divorces per day. More than 4 million divorced women and 9 million children have become victims of family separation.

The CAPMAS report revealed that the number of divorces in the country rose to 18.6 thousand cases in August 2018 compared with 18.1 thousand cases during the same month in 2017, in addition to ten thousand cases of Khol’a divorce, divorce at a woman’s request against compensation, during the same month before the family courts in various Egyptian governorates.

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