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We speak to ‘The Third Sex’ author, Joumana Haddad, in Beirut, on International Women’s Day about the state of affairs for women in the middle east. A march to show solidarity with the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, a special video on Google and campaigners chaining themselves to gates while calling for equal pay- these are some of the ways people have been marking international women’s day. The International Labour Organisation released a report which says women have seen only marginal improvements in the world of work in the past two decades.
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