Statistics in Egypt show that a million children are born every year. It could even be more because in rural areas not all children are registered. Yes, that is a lot of children. They need love and care, and from what I observed during my two months stay in Egypt, fathers are not involved in the daily care of their children.
I was surprised never to see a man hold his son or daughter, or walk on street with them holding their hand. But they are quick to tell you how many children they have, and when with great pride they show you their photos, it seems like they alone are responsible for their existence – well, we know better – don’t we?
MOTHERHOOD is still a woman’s prerogative and always will be!
More from Egypt soon