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Guest Blog: Commemorating International Equal Pay Day

Articles Feb 22, 2024

By Noreen Quadir

International Equal Pay Day was established in 2019 by the UN General Assembly to raise awareness of the gender pay gap across the world, draw attention to the systemic inequalities that inhibit progress towards women’s economic empowerment, and highlight efforts to close the gap. The day was first commemorated by the United Nations on September 18, 2020.

International Equal Pay Day was born from the United Nations’ recognition that the equal pay laws we have in America have failed to resolve the problem of unequal pay between genders.

In fact, the Global Gender Gap Report predicted that it won’t be until 2277 when women can expect equal pay for the same value of work, at the current rate of progress.


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