Until now women in Iceland have earned an average 19 percent less than their male colleagues. But those days are over. A new law makes equal pay for equal work a must in the country - irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.
Iceland is often held up as the poster child of gender equality, but as Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir told DW ahead of the 2018 Women Leaders Global Forum, even her country has to keep fighting.
This week, more than 500 female leaders from around the world are meeting in Reykjavik for the Women Leaders Global Forum to discuss how to get more women into leadership positions. DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge reports.
Thousands of workers around the world walked away from their desks to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct and equality issues. They also called for equal pay and an end to forced arbitration.
Women earn on average 21 percent less than men in Germany, making March 18 the country’s Equal Pay Day. It’s a symbolic representation of a very real discrepancy. Here’s what you need to know about the occasion.
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