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Bill Clinton Says Aid for Women Key to Fighting Global Poverty

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said his annual conference to link philanthropists with the fight against global poverty is focused on women because they’re not considered equal to men in many parts of the world.

There are still places where women are seen as “part human and part property,” Clinton said at the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative’s meeting in Manhattan. “Is there a widespread belief, deep down inside, that men should have more rights than women? It’s worth thinking about.”