The sun is shining, it’s finally summer… so why are we not feeling happy?
Probably because a new report has just revealed that the gender pay gap will take 75 years (no, that’s not a typo) to close.
So that’s another 75 years of women being outearned by men at a current rate of 80p to their £1. Of effectively working for free from the start of November. And of earning an average 16 per cent less across full and part time workers.
‘This gap between women and men reflects a fundamental and entrenched form of inequality’, said Oxfam’s Executive Director Winnie Byanyima who compiled the report.
The charity, working with the Heinrich Boll Foundation, looked at gender pay globally. And they have urged G20 leaders to tackle this glaring inequality.
Here at Grazia we’re also desperate to end this pay divide. Sign our petition here (and don’t forget to check your junk mail to confirm your signature). Because, really, do you want to earn less for the rest of your life just because you’re a woman?