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The impact of early marriage on young Egyptian girls

The impact of early marriage on young Egyptian girls

Tadwein has worked on this project from mid-2019 to mid-2020. Tadwein is implementing this project to raise awareness about the harmful impacts of early/child marriage on the lives of women in urban greater Cairo and rural areas in Fayoum.

To reach this goal, Tadwein has:

  • Provided CBOs in the targeted areas with a greater understanding of the risks of early marriage and GBV practices in general. It also capacitated them with advocacy tools and community-based awareness on how to identify issues and lay down strategies to initiate and conduct activities that aim to influence target groups about harmful practices within their communities.
  • Collected and documented a series of testimonies, based on interviews with 42 ever-married/ married women, illustrating the consequences of early marriage, focusing on social isolation, domestic violence, attitudes towards separation and divorce, the use of family planning, and gender inequalities.
  • Provided a series of awareness workshops to 120 married couples and underage unmarried girls in Fayoum and Greater Cairo.
  • Based on the results of these activities,
  • Tadwein launched an online awareness campaign including new evidence-based messages, advocating against the practice of early/child marriage.
  • Developed a study report on the consequences of early/child marriage.
  • The outcomes of this project were publicized in a round table on December 10, 2020.

Association training in Greater Cairo and Fayoum

Workshops in Fayoum

Workshops in cairo

Roundtable "Towards an Effective Societal Approach to the Issue of Early Marriage"

An introductory video about the early marriage project

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