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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Underage marriage = no welfare benefits

SMART POLICY- Financial support from the Takaful and Karama program could become contingent on families refraining from marrying off underage daughters under a new proposal by the Social Solidarity Ministry, Minister Nevine El Kabbaj said, according to Al Mal. The proposed amendments to the conditions of the programs would bar families who wed their daughters before the age of 18 from receiving state support, the minister said. El Kabbaj did not provide further details on the proposal or when it could come into effect. Takaful and Karama are one of Egypt’s most successful welfare programs, providing cash-based subsidies to eligible beneficiaries.

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