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Every year, Eastern Bank reserves 20 percent of its charitable giving for a particular cause. Last year, for instance, it supported organizations that help immigrants.

This year, amid an ongoing national conversation about women’s rights, the Boston-based bank’s foundation will give $1.5 million to local nonprofits that benefit women.

The bank’s leaders have long had the cause in mind as its 2018 focus, according to CEO Bob Rivers. It’s just a coincidence, he said, that it’s coming at…