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Number of the Day: 83

83 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of foreign women have experienced sexual harassment in Egypt.
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If we consult ancient numerology, we find that the number 83 represents possible troubles, worries and conflicts in life.

And unfortunately, our reasoning behind choosing 83 as the number of the day doesn't stray too far from this bleak description.

According to a 2008 study by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) — the only report of its kind — 83 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of foreign women have experienced sexual harassment in Egypt.

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