gender wage gap
A poll from Randstad Canada has found wide discrepancies in attitudes between women and men, and old stereotypes persist.
Indigenous women, women of colour, and queer women are less likely to enjoy safety and income equality.
Think it doesn't exist? Yes. It. Does.
The disparities are shocking.
And she's only 26 years old.
Since launching Oxfam's campaign on women and work last week, we've received all kinds of questions and comments about whether women are really being shortchanged by the global economy. Some suggest that gender inequality doesn't exist here in Canada, only in poor countries.
You might be wondering if calling our new anthem gender equal versus gender neutral is just a matter of semantics. Here's why it's not: using the gender neutral adjective in place of gender equal forces us to wade into the murky and benign waters of political correctness where gender is inconsequential.
While "equal pay for work of equal value" is enshrined in law under Ontario's Pay Equity Act, the gender wage gap is a serious issue. Statistics Canada data estimates the gap to be anywhere between 12 to 31.5 per cent and RBC estimates it is costing the Canadian economy $168 billion in lost income.
"I think there’s not one solution, there’s multiple, multiple solutions that can be pursued at the same time."