Egyptian women ‘most likely to hit husbands’
February 15, 2017 3 comments
Egyptian women are the most likely of any nation in the world to be violent towards their husbands according to UN findings.
Crime statistics from the North African nation show not only slapping and hitting but also the frequent use of household implements during violent outbursts, including belts, pins, shoes and pots and pans.
Family court data shows that two thirds of women (66 per cent) known to have been beaten their husbands later go on to divorce them. Meanwhile, more than as 6,000 Egyptian husbands have now sued their wives for assault – often the only remedy open to them in cases of domestic violence.
Photo of Cairo, capital of Egypt, by Francisco Anzola via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence.
February 15, 2017
Categories: Family Life