UN: Women’s pay gap is ‘Biggest Robbery in History’

telesur | 16 March, 2017

UN Women, the international organization focussed on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, declared Monday that the global wage gap between men and women is “the biggest robbery in history.”

The declaration came at the start of the 61st UN Status of Women meeting and the launch of a new campaign to focus attention on the the global wage gap between men and women and achieve equal pay.

“There has been a normalization for centuries of a bias against women, an acceptance that we are less than…there is no woman that [the wage gap] does not affect,” said filmmaker Kamala Lopez who is a spokesperson for the campaign.Read More »

Women in the Changing World of Work


UN Women | 08 March, 2017

Source: Internet

Globalization, digital innovation and climate change, among other factors, continue to change the world in which we work — posing both challenges as well as opportunities in realizing women’s economic potential for a better tomorrow. Below, explore just some facts on where women stand today in the changing world of work.Read More »