08 January 2017 - Photographs from Egypt showing the ‘engagement ceremony’ of a seven-year-old boy to his four–year-old cousin are sparking outrage on social media — and highlighting that country’s continued failure to eradicate child marriage.

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TUNIS, 9 September 2016 - More stringent penalties for female genital mutilation approved by Egypt’s parliament on August 31, 2016, are a step toward eliminating the practice, but further legal and other reforms are needed, Human Rights Watch said today. Egyptian authorities should make sure that laws and policies against female genital mutilation are enforced, including holding accountable medical facility directors who allow the practice to take place.

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28 August 2016 - Minister of Health Ahmed Emad announced Sunday that the cabinet approved a draft amendment to the law on female genital mutilation (FGM) to extend the punishment of its practitioner to reach seven years in prison.

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27 November 2015 - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree withdrawing Egypt's reservations on some articles in the 1990 African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the Gazette reported Thursday.

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26 January 2015 - A father and a doctor have been convicted for the death of a 13-year-old girl who died after being subjected to female genital mutilation, a verdict that those leading the battle against the practice have described as a significant milestone.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:36

EGYPT: A Year of Abuses Against Detained Children

 

20 November 2012 - Egyptian police and military officers have arrested and detained over 300 children during protests in Cairo over the past year, in some cases beating or torturing them, Human Rights Watch said today.

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15 October 2012 - Heba Morayef, representative of Human Rights Watch organization in Cairo, said that some of the suggested articles in the new Egyptian constitution are worrisome because it represents a threat to the rights of women and children.

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8 October 2012 – The Egyptian Constituent Assembly should amend articles in the draft constitution that undermine human rights in post-Mubarak Egypt, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to members of the Constituent Assembly.

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26 September 2012 - The National Council for Human Rights announced that from now on "childhood and motherhood" issues are on top of its priority list, particularly issues related to homeless children.

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23 September 2012 - The 'Egyptian Association for the Assistance of Juveniles and Human Rights' condemned the continued attacks on children's rights

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