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EPIC Technical Meeting Autumn 2021 – Third Session On “covid-19 Recovery For More Gender Equality At Work”

On 18 November, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) held the third of four virtual sessions of its members-only annual technical meeting. The meeting focused on countries’ recovery plans for more gender equality at work, as well as on the ...

EPIC Technical Meeting Autumn 2021 – Reducing gender pay inequalities in the health and care sector for a fairer covid-19 recovery

On 20 and 22 October, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) held the first two of four virtual sessions of its members-only annual technical meeting. The two remaining sessions will be held on 18 November and 13 December. With women making ...

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 Technical Meeting Autumn 2021 – Fourth session on “the role of the private sector, including SMEs, in advancing pay equity”

On 13 December, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) held the fourth and final virtual session of its members-only annual technical meeting. During the meeting’s two panel discussions, EPIC members from across sectors highlighted pay equity...

A Look Back at Canada’s 2021 Pay Equity Journey

In 2021, the Canadian Human Rights Commission continued to develop tools and guidance to help federally regulated employers take a proactive approach to correct gender wage gaps within their organization. Women need support now more than ever. The...

Innovating Pay Equity in 2021

2021 has been an eventful year for Gapsquare in the best possible way! There have been many successes, some big, some small but all equally important. Let’s walk through some of them... we grew our team, positioned for global scale, and got very se...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...