In the wake of Iceland's powerful 24-hour strike, where tens of thousands of women, including Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, stood against gender inequality, it's time to amplify this message on a global scale. Despite Iceland being the 14-time World Economic Forum gender gap leader, the struggle for gender equality remains a pressing issue. It's a stark reminder that even in the most "progressive" countries, women are still fighting for equal pay and recognition.
Sign the petition to urge the United Nations and the International Labor Organization to enforce stricter global standards for eliminating the gender pay gap!
This historic protest, echoing the sentiments of 1975 when 90% of Icelandic women stopped work, is not just about Iceland; it's about every country, every woman, and every non-binary individual facing gender-based disparities. The movement highlighted not only the pay gaps compared to men but also gender-based violence and the often-unrecognized unpaid work like childcare.
Iceland's example, while inspiring, also sheds light on a harsh truth: in some sectors, women still earn at least 20% less than men. This discrepancy exists even in a nation celebrated for its gender equality achievements. The call for action is loud and clear - gender equality cannot wait another 300 years, as PM Jakobsdottir warned.
Sign the petition to demand the UN and ILO to take immediate, enforceable actions to close the gender pay gap globally!