A German carpenter who earns €1,200 less than her male colleague despite being more qualified is preparing to bring her fight for equal pay all the way to the European Court of Human Rights.
Female leaders steer big corporations and major economies. But at the World Economic Forum they are still grossly underrepresented, with only 20 percent of participants being women, reports Manuela Kasper-Claridge.
The German government has backed a draft bill to make salaries more transparent for employees, aimed at closing the gender pay gap. It is time to "break the taboo" on discussing paychecks, Family Minister Schwesig said.
Germany's ruling coalition parties have agreed changes to a draft law that would narrow the gender gap on pay. Medium and large firms will be most affected by the new plans.
Iceland is in many ways a model country in matters of feminism. Yet here, too, women earn less than men. They are striking to try to change this.
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