Gender pay gap is far from solved
International Women’s Day serves as reminder of what still needs to be done in terms of gender equality. We are still far behind in enabling girls and women to be on equal footing with men in our societies.
On International Women's Day this year, we want to draw attention to one particular matter, where clear advancements are needed: the gender pay gap. Often it turns out that women who do exactly the same tasks as their male colleagues are paid significantly less. For women in managerial positions, the gender pay gap is as high as 23.4%.
For women in managerial positions, the gender pay gap is as high as 23.4%.
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the matter that runs till 5 April, which will hopefully bring out stronger policies to minimise the gap. Eurocadres is pleased that the issue attracts attention. The consultation primarily targets member states, but Eurocadres has submitted a policy document on the issue which can be found here. We need wide-ranging policies in improving gender equality to cut down on the gender pay gap in a larger perspective.