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Almost half of ever-married women of reproductive age have experienced violence at some point since

Almost half of ever-married Egyptian women 15-49 have experienced violence. Women in rural areas also had a higher acceptance of spousal abuse than their urban counterparts, (2005 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey).

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