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Singapore’s Halimah, other Asian women leaders stress gender equality at SCMP conference

Countries around the world have a duty to prioritise gender equality among their policy mandates and overcome slow progress on the issue through greater “political will”, Singapore President Halimah Yacob told a South China Morning Post-sponsored conference marking International Women’s Day.In underlining the urgency of the matter, Halimah said that women had become even more vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic because many work in hard-hit services sectors and struggle to take care of…

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