A man looks out from his balcony in the fishermen's village in El Max in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria September 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
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Eight-year-old Rahma was on her way home from school when she was raped -- another victim of a surge in child abuse that has been overshadowed by turmoil in Egypt.In the shadow of deadly political violence ever since Egypt's 2011 revolution, experts say the authorities have given a low priority to the plight of children and complain of a lack of legislation.Experts say physical and sexual violence against children in Egypt has surged in 2014 .The cases included 131 rapes, 118 murders and 263 instances of torture.Four years of political upheaval have scarred Egyptian society, with the impact also felt by the country's 17 million children, experts say.In October, the NCCM documented 300 cases of assault on children, including 27 boys and girls raped and 23 murdered, 13 of them by parents.
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