Reducing the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap refers to the disparity in income between men and women in the workplace, with women typically earning less than men for performing similar roles or work of equal value. This wage differential is often attributed to a variety of factors, including discrimination, occupational segregation, and differences in career advancement opportunities with regard to part-time work for (child) caring responsibilities. Addressing, reducing and eventually closing the gender pay gap is a crucial aspect of promoting gender equality and ensuring a fair compensation for everyone.


The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, CEDAW, is a treaty codified in 1979. It is one of the most important legally binding instruments for ending all forms of discrimination against women. Unlike declarations and resolutions, this convention is binding upon all states that have signed and ratified it and must be implemented.

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