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Today’s Children, Egypt’s Future.

Being deprived from your basic rights will change your quality of life. It will even impact your identity as a human. When we talk about basic rights, we mean: Food, water, shelter, education, equal opportunities, health services and the list goes on.

Even though, basic rights are essential there are different factors that deprives children from receiving them. Here are some statistics from UNICEF that demonstrates these factors:

  1. Parents and caregivers subject 93% of children to aggressive disciplinary activity (psychological or physical). [1]

  2. 61% of girls aged 15 to 17 years old were subjected to FGM. [1]

  3. 6.7% of girls were married by the age of 18. [1]

  4. 21% of children under the age of 5 are stunted, with 10% showing extreme stunting 16% of children under the age of five are overweight or obese. [1]