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#spousal abuse

Egyptian Member of Parliament (MP) Amal Salama has announced that she is proposing new amendments to toughen the penalties for domestic violence and spousal abuse, namely intimate partner violence against women. Salama, who serves on Parliament’s Media and Culture Committee, stated that under her proposed amendments, men who physically assault their wives would face three to five years in prison. The MP’s proposal amends articles 242 and 243 of the penal code to include legal texts that specifically address spousal…