A study prepared by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on the prevalence of violence against Egyptian women in all its forms showed that psychological abuse is the most common type of violence practiced against women.
42.5 percent of divorced women have been subjected to psychological abuse by their former husbands, the study found.
Additionally, CAPMAS found that illiterate women were more likely to be subject to physical violence from their husbands compared to their educated counterparts.
Egyptian women generally suffer a loss of LE1.49 billion per year due to violence carried out by the family patriarch, according to a survey of gender-based violence carried out by CAPMAS in collaboration with the National Council for Women and the UN in 2015.
The 2014 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) showed that the majority of Egyptian women have a role in decision-making within the Egyptian family.
68 percent of Egyptian women decide mutually with the husband on how to disburse household income.
However, CAPMAS found that a woman’s education and career, or lack thereof, had a significant impact on her ability to take part in the decision-making process within the family, whether related to income or even everyday decisions.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm