Monday, 18 October, 2021

Int’l Equal Pay Day today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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International Equal Pay Day will be observed today throughout the country and elsewhere across the globe to promote action towards achieving equal pay for work of equal value.

The day 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.

The unjustified pay gap between men and women is a reality in all the countries regardless of sectors. Experts say it will not go away without some focused efforts.

Many countries have understood it and have begun addressing the issue. But the coronavirus pandemic has hindered the progress.

Therefore, this is year’s celebration of the day will focus on the efforts of key labour market actors to ensure that equal pay remains central to pandemic responses worldwide and to fully recognise the contributions of women to Covid-19 recovery.