UN Equal Pay Day falls on 18 September, but equal pay for men and women remains a still-distant goal rather than a reality. Although equal pay for work of equal value is a universally recognised right, the most recent figures from the World Economic Forum estimate that it will take another 132 years to achieve parity.
How can we close the gap faster? Governments and businesses worldwide have focused significant efforts on this question and on this page, Ius Laboris lawyers from across the alliance provide some answers. We analyse recent efforts and proposals to address pay inequality, from certification systems for employers who have achieved pay parity or made significant efforts towards it, to work on more equal representation on boards and in management. The Gender Pay Gap Map lets you see at a glance which countries have reporting obligations in place for employers and our Related Insights take an in-depth look at pay equity issues in particular places.
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