Searching with a thematic focus on Children and young people, Gender in Egypt
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- DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017Change in gender role attitudes is a neglected dimension of research on the transition to adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa that has broad implications for young people’s outcomes, as well as attitudinal change in the region over time.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017Cross-nationally, having a working mother during childhood is associated with more egalitarian attitudes among both adult men and women. However, no previous studies have explored this relationship in the Middle East and North Africa, where women’s employment rates have remained persistently low.Document2016Girls under age 20—around 19 million of them—make up one-fifth of Egypt’s population.1 In 2015, about 8 million of these girls were adolescents between ages 10 and 19. According to the latest projections from the United Nations (UN) Population Division, this group will grow to 11.5 million in 2030—a 44 percent increase in 15 years.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015This Policy Perspective argues that active labor market policies, such as public employment schemes, wage subsidies, job search assistance, and skills training have not been effective in improving the quantity or quality of employment for youth in the Middle East and North Africa region and will likely not be very effective in the future.Document
How does reducing years of compulsory schooling affect education and labor market outcomes in a developing country?Economic Research Foundation, India, 2015At the end of the 1980’s, Egypt introduced a policy change to its pre-university education system where the years of primary education decreased from six to five, reducing the overall years of compulsory education from nine to eight.DocumentNational Democratic Institute, 2010Civic and political engagement can be a daunting challenge, particularly for young women. This guide is designed for a wide range of young women, be they a member of an established organisation or association, an aspiring politician, an individual with a project idea, or someone struggling to balance many roles and responsibilities in their life.Documentterre des hommes, 2010In Egypt, an estimated 2 to 2.5 million children between the ages of 6-15 are working as street vendors, domestic workers, agricultural labourers, factory workers, laundry workers and helpers for mechanics (ECWR, 2008, U.S.Document
The economic imperatives of marriage: emerging practices and identities among youth in the Middle EastMiddle East Youth Initiative, 2007Demographic transition in the Middle East and North African region has led to what has been termed a ‘youth bulge’, with over 50% of the population being under 25. With co-habitation legally and culturally unacceptable, young people often remain dependent on parental support until they can afford to get married.DocumentGlobal AIDS Alliance, 2006This document describes a framework for a comprehensive response to violence against women and children, including the resources that would be needed, political and financial, for full implementation.Document
Breaking the silence and saving lives: young people’s sexual and reproductive health in the Arab States and IranHarvard School of Public Health, 2005This research reviews young people’s sexual and reproductive health (YPSRH) and gender issues affecting young people ages 10–24 in 19 Arab States and the Islamic Republic of Iran.