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How these Egyptian women want to break the taboo over divorce

As divorce rates soar in Egypt, a women's magazine is setting up a program in support of Egyptian divorcees, offering them vocational training, counseling and a community of shared experiences.
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CAIRO — Increasing divorce rates in Egypt are accompanied by an increase in issues faced by divorced women, especially young divorcees. In this context, Nooun, a women’s magazine focused on social and humanitarian concerns as well as supporting Egyptian women, announced that it was holding the first session of a program to help divorced women in the first year following their separation. The session, “Managing psychological and social pressures for divorced women,” will open July 17 at Medrar, a nonprofit collective in Cairo.

The director of Nooun, Sandra Sleiman, told Al-Monitor, “Divorced women face many problems in Egyptian society, as they feel guilty that they failed to keep the house together and maintain its stability. Financial problems also burden them.”

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