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Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day

Around the world, despite decades of activism, and dozens of laws on equal pay, women still earn less than 80 cents for every dollar men do. For women with children, women of colour, women refugees and migrants, and women with disabilities, that figure is even lower. If you had told me this forty years ago, […]

International Equal Pay Day

International Equal Pay Day

International Equal Pay Day, celebrated for the first time this 18 September, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.  It further builds on the United Nations commitment to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls. Across all regions, women are […]

U.S. Soccer scores Victory In Equal Pay Suit With Women’s Team Players

U.S. Soccer scores Victory In Equal Pay Suit With Women’s Team Players

The U.S. women’s soccer team’s claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court on Friday, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation. Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California threw out players’ claims that they were underpaid in comparison with the men’s national […]

Australia Women Soccer Players’ Goal On Equal Pay Hoped To Boost Girls In Sport

Australia Women Soccer Players’ Goal On Equal Pay Hoped To Boost Girls In Sport

A landmark equal pay deal brokered by the Australian women’s soccer team, the Matildas, has the potential to boost female participation in sports, equality advocates and sports groups said on Wednesday. Australian soccer’s governing body announced it had reached a “unique” agreement with the players’ union that “closes the pay gap” between the men’s and […]

Let’s Back Up Equal Pay For Women In Soccer – Taylor Swift

Let’s Back Up Equal Pay For Women In Soccer – Taylor Swift

In March the team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, arguing that their pay and working conditions amounted to gender discrimination Singer Taylor Swift has urged her millions of fans to get behind the U.S. women’s soccer team’s fight for equal pay, saying the world champions had taken a “historic stand” for equality. Gender discrimination on […]

Surviving Through Unequal Pay As Women

Surviving Through Unequal Pay As Women

In a perfect world, women make as much as their male peers, instead of the 82 cents on a dollar that they do today. In a fair world, companies set wage amounts based on work done, and don’t stray from it based on the negotiation skills of the applicant. Unfortunately, the business world of 2018 is neither […]

Proteas Men and Women To Be Paid Equally

Proteas Men and Women To Be Paid Equally

Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting CEO Thabang Moroe wants to see the country’s women and men cricketers treated equally, and that means that they must be paid the same. That is the hope and one of the key discussions taking place between CSA and the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) as they seek to sign […]