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The European Parliament marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day with a debate and vote on two resolutions tabled by the Women's Rights Committee: one on gender equality and the other on female poverty. The European Parliament approved on March 8, a report warning that poverty is becoming a feminine issue, with single mothers and elderly women most at risk. The report calls on the European Commission to cut the gender pay gap by 1 per cent a year in order to produce a 10 per cent cut by 2020. Available video includes an edited package.
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