Closing the Gender Pay Gap – with the global Equal Pay Day Campaign
Women – regardless of which country they are living in – do not earn the same wages as men. For example, for every US dollar a man earns in the United States, women receive only 79 cents.
The Equal Pay Day calls attention to the severe gender pay gap and symbolizes the day women start to earn, whereas men already earn their wages since January 1 of a given year (based on the assumption that both women and men earn the same wages). The calculation of the Equal Pay Day depends on the gender pay gap measured as the average difference between women's and men's ages. In this regard, the Equal Pay Day differs in every country in correspondence to respective pay gap.
This website aims to make the global Equal Pay Day activities public and to promote the exchange of information with each other. With more attention focused on this issue, this wages can become a more acceptable subject of discussion and will initiate policy reviews.
New Campaign: One Bag can make a difference
Do not wait for the next Equal Pay Day. You can bring the topic of equal pay to the table with just one red bag!