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Efforts on the state level to introduce paid family leave are critical to overcoming gender equity problems in the workforce, according to advocates.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 56 percent of women will be employed or looking for work by the year 2024 -- that's a nearly one percent decrease from 2015.

Still, investment in female leadership has grown at some workplaces -- including Connecticut-based United Technologies Corporation.

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LGBTQ advocates spoke out Wednesday in Hartford, calling for greater awareness of, and action against bullying and hate speech. This follows three recent youth suicides in the state.

Yale University is suing the state of Connecticut. The school wants to bypass state building code to make more of the restrooms at its law school gender-neutral.

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Women’s health care is one of the areas most deeply affected by the changes contained in the Republicans' recently revealed reform bill. Some experts in the field have described it as damaging and dangerous.

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