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Egypt: Women's Rights Worst in Arab World

A new study reveals that Egypt has the worst women's rights record of all 22 Arab states, as hopes of modernization following the "Arab spring" have instead led to instability and a greater Islamic influence, under which sexual harassment has simply become the norm. BBC notes that a UN report in April found that 99.3% of Egyptian women and girls had been sexually harassed.
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