UN Women reveals women paid 24% less than men globally & launches campaign for equal pay

Author: Teresa Cerojano Associated Press, Published on: 10 September 2015

"UN official says women in Asia paid 30 percent less than men", 10 Sep 2015

A UN agency is mounting a worldwide campaign for equal pay for women, who get 24 percent less than men on global average and around 30 percent less for those in Asia…"We are definitely going to go on a major campaign on equal pay — this is one of the issues we are putting to heads of state, we are also putting that to private sector,"…said...[the leader of UN Women]…Women from Wall Street to the sugar cane farms in Brazil to the factories in South Africa who are paid less than their male peers for equal work have talents that are not valued, and allowing that to continue would be tolerating violation of women's rights, Mlambo-Ngcuka said…ADB [Asian Development Bank] President Takehiko Nakao said while the Asia-Pacific region has made progress on gender equality in some areas, it falls short in other areas. "We must address challenges in areas such as maternal health and employment by creating decent jobs, and ensuring wage parity so women and men, girls and boys reach their full potential," he added.

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