Iceland Is Taking On The Gender Pay Gap Like No Other Country

NewsyPublished: January 11, 2018
Published: January 11, 2018

As we know, the world is now more changed then ever. Many stands have been taken by people considering the inequalities within our societies. Starting with the discrimination movements, racism movements, gender equality, animals right and many many more which help our society be equal for all and more righteous. Taking that into consideration, there is always something that can be improved. As this video shows that humans have been moving in the right direction, Ice Land has taken the biggest steps toward egual wages for man and women. Iceland wants to close the gender pay gap by 2022, so it recently passed this law.

Icelandic women are paid between 14%-20% less than men, according to government statistics, and activists have long said the government has not done enough to tackle pay disparity, with women staging annual strikes as a reminder. The long-awaited bill requiring companies to prove they're closing the gender pay gap came into effect on New Year’s Day.

Even though this issue is only being addressed in Ice Land, it is more than clear that it is a world wide problem. At this point, the countries leader's should turn toward Ice Land in the hope to learn to approach this gentle issue from the right angle. The more people feel equal to one another, the bigger chance for a prosperous and happier life along side higher levels of motivation.

Be the first to suggest a tag