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You’ll never believe what this organization did to highlight slavery

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By Liku Zelleke March 8th, is International Women’s Day, a day that is celebrated worldwide. Globally, conferences, meetings, commemoration for notable women and awareness programs are the normal agenda. Year after year the same routines are repeated, almost making the day a predictable one. This year something was different. Catapult, an online crowdfunding site, took the initiative of bringing the attention to problems faced by girls and women across the…

France wants more dads to take time off for babies

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PARIS — French President Francois Hollande wants more dads to stay home with their babies and more moms to get back to work faster. On Friday, International Women’s Day, Hollande, a never-married father of four, proposed legislation to encourage more men to take long-term paternity leave. The Socialist leader has made a point of promoting women’s rights since his election last year, naming an equal rights minister and ensuring that…