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.”