Committee
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Country
Egypt

Author

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/8779

UNICEF

Topic: Child Marriages

Country: Egypt

Honorable Chair and fellow delegates

Child marriage is violation of human rights that has been affecting the Egypt nation through the past decades. This harmful practice caused by historically rooted sense of gender inequality, high level of poverty, and lack of educational opportunities still remains prevalent in the Egyptian society.

The legal age of marriage in Egypt was increased to 18 following amendment of Egypt’s Child Law in 2008. However current regulation prohibits, but does not criminalize the registrati...