Preventing Child Marriage in Egypt

Preventing Child Marriage in Egypt

Guided by principles set by the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme, Pathfinder is working to prevent early marriage and to increase access to adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in Egypt.

The project, funded by the Ford Foundation, is designed as two interconnected interventions.First, Pathfinder reviews the issue of child marriage in Egypt, extracting relevant information on the Egyptian context and approaches and programs to prevent child marriage that have been implemented within Egypt. Secondly, Pathfinder provides technical assistance to the National Population Council (NPC) which has stated their commitment to this collaboration.

Pathfinder is also collaborating with related councils like the National Council for Women (NCW) and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM), and the Ministry of Health to develop a national strategy to prevent child marriage in Egypt as an important step in realizing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Pathfinder will work closely with the NCCM, NPC, and NCW to develop an effective national strategy to prevent child marriage and promote young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Egypt.



Your support is critical to ensuring our work can continue. Your gift of $25 or $50 helps women and families access contraception, maternal and newborn care services, and a range of other reproductive health services.

Related Projects

Fostering Opportunities in Rural Southern Areas

FORSA provides employment opportunities for rural Egyptians by hiring youth as community health advocates and providing training and financial support for women to start their own microenterprises.

I Know, I Decide

I Know, I Decide: eHealth in Egypt

I Know, I Decide is designed to provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information to young people in ten governorates of Egypt.

Takamol: Integrated Maternal Child Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Project

Named after the Arabic word for "integration," Takamol was a five-year project that promoted an integrated model for strengthening maternal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health services.


conference thumbnail

Conference focuses on holistic adolescent and youth development in Ethiopia

Building on of the momentum of regional consultations held in May and June 2014 throughout all 11 regions of Ethiopia, Pathfinder will host a national conference in September 2014 focused on a multisectoral response for adolescent and youth development.

Group of stakeholders gather at launch

Launching a New National Strategy for Preventing Child Marriage in Egypt

On June 16, with funding from the Ford Foundation, Pathfinder International in Egypt, in conjunction with the National Population Council, launched a new national strategy for preventing child marriage.

Scroll to top