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International Equal Pay Day 2020: EPIC calls to prioritize pay equity in covid-19 recovery 

The first ever International Equal Pay Day on 18 September 2020 came at a time when the world of work is changing profoundly. covid-19 and its economic fallout is posing new and unprecedented challenges to women’s participation in the workforce: ...

EPIC calls for equal pay in the post-pandemic new normal

The covid-19 crisis had a near-immediate effect on women’s employment, with mass lay-offs and furloughs falling disproportionately on industries that employ women. Women make up 39% of global employment but account for 54% of overall job losses. Th...

Women Speakers of parliament convene to support a gender-transformative post-pandemic economy

On 6 September 2021, the world’s top women legislators gathered in Vienna for the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament, hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament of Austria and the United Nations. The Summit was held on the occ...

Celebration of the International Equal Pay Day 2021

Date: Friday, 17 September 2021 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 ET, 15:00 – 16:30 CEST Language: English, with French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Sign Language interpretation Registration link: https://bit.ly/equalpayday2021 Commemorated for the...

Pay transparency: The not so hidden road to equality

Laws on pay transparency in Switzerland, France, and the UK, the long-awaited EU draft directive for more transparency, and a strengthening of the right to "Equal Pay for work of equal value" at the European Court of Justice - in the shadow of the pa...

Equal pay can’t wait another day

An intergenerational dialogue on closing the gender pay gap for Generation Equality, Tuesday 29 June 2021 The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) – a multi-stakeholder partnership led by the ILO, UN Women and the OECD working to reduce the ...

Fair Pay Political Roundtable @ CSW

As part of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Fair Pay Innovation Lab teamed up with PES Women, Foundation for European Progressive Studies and Foundation Jean-Jaurès to organize a virtual Fair Pay Political Roundtable on...

EPIC launches its first newsletter

Over the past year, the EPIC Secretariat has been very encouraged to see its membership growing in spite of the pandemic.   This demonstrates the importance and commitment that is being placed on taking concrete action towards valuing women’s wor...

CSW Side Event: “Thank you” doesn’t pay the bills: join EPIC and close the gender pay gap

Side Event organized by the Government of Switzerland in collaboration with the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) at the 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will ...

EPIC welcomed 12 new members in 2020

In spite of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, EPIC’s membership continues to grow. In 2020, the following 12 new members joined the Coalition, demonstrating a genuine and proven commitment to achieving equal pay for work of equal value and lowering th...

ILO launches report on the Migrant Pay Gap

Understanding wage differences between migrants and nationals analysing how migrant wages have evolved in 49 countries before the covid-19 Pandemic Labour migration can be an important vehicle for development, when it is fair, well-governed and al...

ILO launches Global Wage Report for 2020/2021

According to the new Global Wage Report for 2020/2021  launched by the International Labour Office on December 2020, not all workers have been equally affected by the crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic. The impact on women, for example, has b...

Tackling the Gender Pay Gap with Digital Solutions – Highlights

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and more specifically SDG 5 and 8.5 aim at achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls by 2030. Ensuring equal pay for work of equal value is a key component of these and thus part of every ...

International Equal Pay Day 2020: Building back for a better future of work by ensuring pay equity

On the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day, and in the midst of the fallout from the global covid-19 pandemic, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is hosting a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labour market actors ...

International Equal Pay Day – Only together can we build a more inclusive and fair world of work

Gender equality is a fundamental human right as well as a cornerstone of a prosperous, modern economy that generates sustainable inclusive growth. Gender equality is essential for ensuring that men and women can contribute fully at home, at work and ...

EPIC Webinar Series: Tackling the gender pay gap with digital solutions

This webinar edition hosted by Switzerland is part of a webinar series by EPIC: "covid-19 and the gender pay gap: challenges & solutions." EPIC, which aims at making equal pay for work of equal value a reality across all countries and sectors, is...

The Practicalities of Leading Inclusively During Crisis – Top Takeaways

By Hazel Lush (Gapsquare) In the context of crisis, previously important work can seem insignificant.  At Gapsquare as the Covid19 crisis emerged,  we understandably saw talk about inclusion turn to talk about survival, efforts to close the gend...

A Prologue to Pay Equality – No quick fix to untangle intersectional inequality

By Megan O’Donnell (Center for Global Development), Ania Calderon (Open Data Charter) and Callie Strickland (The B Team) With an estimated 250+ years until the world reaches economic gender parity, gender pay gaps have proven tough to close. As ...

EPIC Webinar Series: The Practicalities of Leading Inclusively During The Crisis

Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) member Gapsquare is partnering with PwC Switzerland to host a webinar on “The Practicalities of Leading Inclusively During Crisis” as a part of the webinar series on covid-19 and the gender pay gap: challe...

EPIC members join forces for virtual roundtables to advance policy solutions to close gender pay gaps

With the immediate health risks and economic impacts of covid-19 top of mind, evidence suggests that progress in closing gender pay gaps may stall or reverse at a time when this progress is most needed. A series of webinars organized by EPIC membe...

Logib is EPIC’s 1st Good Practice

“The government of Switzerland is proud that LOGIB has been labeled as an EPIC good practice” says Sylvie Durrer, Director of the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE). In Switzerland, women earn on average 18% less than men. Employers are...