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Chelsea Clinton launches first report on world’s fathers

June 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New mother Chelsea Clinton is helping to launch the first report on the “State of the World’s Fathers” which says major inequalities persist between parents with women spending between two and 10 times longer than men caring for children.

The report says there is no country in the world where men and boys share unpaid domestic and child care work equally with women and girls — despite the fact that women today comprise 40 percent of the global workforce and 50 percent of the world’s food producers.

Clinton, vice chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation which helped support the report, told a U.N. event Tuesday launching the report that changes in mindsets, policies and practices are needed to get fathers to play a bigger role.

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