Happy International Women's day! Only 117 years till we achieve gender parity.

Happy International Women's day, we have some work to do. This year the International Women's Day theme is gender parity because according to a recent report at the World Economic Forum, at this rate it will take us 117 years to get there!

Last year, Catalyst Canada, reported that Canadian women earn $0.82 to every $1 earned by men. That's marginally better than the U.S.'s $0.78 for every $1, but sets the gap in Canada at 18 per cent -- much higher than in other countries, specifically in Europe. The global pay gap was about $4,000 on average between men and women, and the Canadian pay gap was just over $8,000.

This year IWD and allies like Ken Neumann from the United Steelworkers have released tools to help us build towards gender parity. 

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.