Egypt, Arab Rep.
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Population
80,721,874
Region
Middle East & North Africa
Income Group
Lower middle income
Female Population
40,187,819
% of Women in the Workforce
26%

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Constitutional rights 
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? No
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? Yes
Rights of married and unmarried women 
Can an unmarried woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? No
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? Yes
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? Yes
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? Yes
Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? Yes
Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes
Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? Yes
Can an unmarried woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? Yes
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? Yes
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? Yes
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? Yes
Division of responsibility within marriage 
Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man? No
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? Yes
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? No