93% of Egyptian children exposed to violence in 2014: CAPMAS
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CAIRO: Ninety three percent of Egyptian children have been exposed to violent discipline methods in 2014, with 93.4 percent and 92.6 percent for boys and girls, respectively, said Egyptian Central Agency for mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) Thursday, on the occasion of the World Day for Children Rights Friday.

“The percentage of using psychological punishment on children was 91.1% (shouting, yelling or screaming at the child)” the report added.

Meanwhile, physical punishment via shaking, hitting on hand or face represents 78.2 for male and 77.8 for girls, the report added.

Children represent 36.6 percent of the Egyptian population as of mid-2015, the report continued.

Egypt is one of the African countries in which child labor is increasing; the World Food Program and the European Union in a September report estimated the current number of employed minors in Egypt to be at least 2.7 million.

In 2010, approximately 1.6 million children were actively working in Egypt, according to a comprehensive survey conducted by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Additional reporting by Samar Samir.

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