Topic 2 Call to Action: International Equal Pay Day 2020

“Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity”

  • EPIC (Equal Pay International Coalition) (led by the ILO – International Labour Organization, UN Women, and the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), supports governments, employers, workers, and their organisations to make concrete and coordinated progress towards this goal.

  • 18 September 2020: EIC are hosting a Virtual Global Call to Action, on the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day.

Call to Action: International Equal Pay Day 2020

Why? Due to:

  1. Unequal power relations between women and men

  2. Poverty and inequalities and disadvantages in accessing resources and opportunities that limit women’s and girls’ capabilities

  3. Globally, the gap in earnings between men and women at about 20%

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Let’s start taking action! How about organising a conference or a similar event? You could start by thinking of the positive aspects:

  • Promotion of a specific issue

  • A gathering for academics, intellectuals

  • Opportunity to find partners/plan new projects 

  • Promotion/advertising a purpose through media/ social networks