It is expected that the population of Egypt increases to 123 million in 2032 if the level of childbearing decreases, but if not, the population would jump to 130 million, according to Hussein Abdel Aziz, advisor to the head of CAPMAS.
Circulated photos for the engagement of two 12-years old children in Hawamdia city, Giza provoked the social media users and caused a wave of anger during the past two days.
The show deals with issues of community violence (circumcision, harassment, early marriage and domestic violence), the status of women, and the enhancement of their status and role in society.
The Egyptian government imposed more severe penalties on people who back the marriage of minors.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi described overpopulation as a threat that is no less dangerous than terrorism.
One in six women in Egypt still marry early especially in rural and deprived areas, according to a report by the Word Bank Group issued in March 2016.