forced suicide

Egypt’s spinsters turn to suicide

Publication Date: 
July 19, 2010
The National
Victoria Hazou for the National


CAIRO // A university professor committed suicide last month in 6th October City on the outskirts of Cairo because she reached 40 without being married, local media reported.

Her death came at the same time the movie Two Girls From Egypt, about the problems of being “aness”, or a spinster, was released.