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2.2% Divorce Rate in Egypt. More Young Women Braving A Harsh Reality For Personal Freedoms

on December 22, 2013

Divorce is such a threatening yet thrilling word in Eastern communities. While divorce statistics in Egypt are relatively low, they are also rising. According to Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), the country in 2012 recorded a 2.2% divorce rate (slightly up from 2011). Among my group of friends, the rise in a few years is heart-breaking.

 

The society regards divorce as an indelible stain of shame every woman risks carrying when deciding to take the step of ending her marriage. No man, except for very few, would accept to marry a divorced woman. Marrying a virgin woman is the goal of every Eastern man; a goal that surpasses choosing a well-minded woman. I couldn’t find a clear justification for that virginity-must rule but that society sees a woman who’s been with another man as not fit for another! Ridiculous and shameful!

 

Please continue reading on:

 

http://www.duniamagazine.com/2013/12/2-2-percent-divorce-rate-in-egypt-young-women-enduring-a-harsh-reality/

 

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