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How to ensure women's equal participation in society… all year long, not just on International Women's Day...

Marianne Perez de Fransius

With International Women’s Day on March 8, we see the usual focused interest on women’s issues including increasing female participation in political and legislative processes, decreasing violence against women, increasing the number of years of education for girls and women and decreasing the pay gap between men and women. While they are all important issues, focusing energy on improving women’s economic rights and standing may well be key to unhinging other challenges women face.

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