It is increasing in Arab countries and decreasing in Western countries.

A report in the British magazine “The Economist” stated that divorce has become increasingly common in Arab countries, at a time when it is declining in Western countries.

The magazine attributed the reasons for this to “easing the procedures for women to apply for divorce in many Arab countries, such as Egypt, Algeria, Jordan and Morocco”, in addition to the economic independence of women who have a monthly income independent of the husband.

Divorce cases in Egypt have doubled since 2000, and according to Termina magazine in Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, “more than a third of marriages are divorced, and in Kuwait it exceeds that and reaches almost half .”

Sociologist Somaya Noaman Jasous attributed this to the fact that marriage in Arab countries has gone from being a collective decision to an individual choice”, which explains the decreased influence of family members on the decision to divorce.

Several research studies in the Middle East indicated the prevalence of divorce cases in 22 Arab countries, in which more than 400 million Arabs live; Divorce has become a phenomenon that official government agencies monitor every minute.

According to these studies, Saudi Arabia registered 7 divorce cases every hour, with an average of 162 cases per day. In Tunisia, 940 divorce cases are registered per month, an average of four cases every 3 hours.

In Algeria, divorce cases increased to 64,000 cases a year, an average of one case every 12 minutes.

In Jordan, divorce cases reached 14,000 cases a year.

In Morocco, statistics indicate that Moroccan courts issue more than 100,000 divorce decrees per year, which represents more than 30% of the annual number of marriages.