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Latest items for ERBG-DATA-1

May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the persistent gender wage gap prevailing in the agricultural sector, the slight improvements notwithstanding, and the low rate of participation by women in decision-making in collective and State-owned farms" (pg 11).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women face…a gender wage gap, particularly in the private sector" (11).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"It notes the relatively low gender wage gap in the State party (3.2 per cent)" (10). "The Committee is, however, concerned about...The significant wage gap in traditionally female-dominated sectors, such as human health and social work activities (25.1 per cent) or financial and insurances activities (24.8 per cent), and the limited access by women to skilled and better-paid jobs" (10).
May 4, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women earn only two-thirds of what men earn, according to the Ministry of Employment and Labor" (pp 11)
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The biennial Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH) published data reports on hourly rates of pay. EEH shows a gap of 12.1 per cent between male and female full-time employees in May 2014. An alternative and widely reported measure of the gender pay gap is using Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) trend data (Cat No 6302.0), which estimates average weekly ordinary time earnings and average weekly total earnings by gender. In May 2014, the weekly gender pay gap was 17.1 per cent. The pay gap in the private sector is 22.4 per cent compared to 12.4 per cent in the public sector. Australian, state and territory governments have a range of measures...more
May 3, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Despite the 1970 Equal Pay Act, British women still earn almost 20 percent less than their male colleagues. The British gender pay gap of 17.5 percent is higher than the average in the 34-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and is only marginally better than the gap of 17.9 percent in the United States" (pp 14)
May 1, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"both men and women complain of lack of public rights such as the need for a minimum wage, but women only face a gender-based wage disparity in favor of men in many jobs" (para 7).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law provides that women and men engaged in the same activity shall receive equal wages for work of equal value. In 2014 women earned on average 13.6 percent less than men on a monthly basis, according to the Statistics Bureau. The government attributed this to differences in the professions chosen by women and men and the predominance of women in part-time or public sector work. The ombudsman for equality and antidiscrimination expressed concern that many women were in part-time positions involuntarily because of a tendency in certain industries, such as health and services, to divide work into a large number of parttime positions with no meaningful opportunity for full-time...more
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law provides that women and men engaged in the same activity shall receive equal wages for work of equal value. In 2014 women earned on average 13.6 percent less than men on a monthly basis, according to the Statistics Bureau. The government attributed this to differences in the professions chosen by women and men and the predominance of women in part-time or public sector work. The ombudsman for equality and antidiscrimination expressed concern that many women were in part-time positions involuntarily because of a tendency in certain industries, such as health and services, to divide work into a large number of parttime positions with no meaningful opportunity for full-time...more
April 25, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women continued to express concern regarding unequal treatment in the workforce. Women’s average monthly wage was approximately 70 percent of that of men" (25-26).
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"That the prevailing gender wage gap in both the public and private sectors continues to have a negative impact on women’s career development and pension benefits, while the lack of effective implementation of legislation on the principle of equal pay for equal work and work of equal value further hinders progress in this regard" (Pg 13).
April 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern, however, women’s concentration in the informal labour market, especially in the textile and shoe industries, without adequate labour and social protection, and the lack of disaggregated data on the number of women in the informal economy. It is also concerned that the gender wage gap, notwithstanding reported positive developments, remains significant, in particular in the private sector, and that the minimum wage remains extremely low (approximately $180 a month), disproportionately affecting women. The Committee is further concerned about the limited access to the formal labour market for women belonging to ethnic and linguistic minorities and women with disabilities, as well as about the lack of...more
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The persistently wide and increasing gender pay gap in all sectors, the continued occupational segregation in the labour market and women’s concentration in low-paid jobs in the formal and informal sectors" (Pg 9).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1, ERBG-DATA-2

"The Committee notes with appreciation the increase in the participation of women in the State party’s labour force from 58.8 per cent in 2001 to 62.9 per cent in 2011. It is concerned, however, at the persistent gender wage gap and the lack of a provision on equal pay for women and men for work of equal value in the Employment Order of 2009, as well as at continued horizontal and vertical segregation in the labour market. The Committee is also concerned at the absence of a specific legal framework prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. It is further concerned that the State party has not ratified the...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes Council of Ministers resolutions No. 19/2012, aimed at increasing the representation of women in decision-making positions in State-owned companies, and No. 18/2014, on equal pay for work of equal value. It also welcomes various measures taken to increase the representation of women in the private sector, including major companies traded on the stock market. However, the Committee is concerned: (a) That, to date, the measures taken have had a limited impact on the employment situation of women, including their career advancement and salaries, which remain significantly lower than those of men; . . . The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (b) Enhance access...more
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"[The Committee] is concerned about: ...The persistent gender wage gap" (8).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the detailed legal framework for workers employed in the formal sector, but notes with concern the discriminatory practices of employers against pregnant women, the high rate of unemployment among women and the strong vertical and horizontal segregation in the labour market, as well as the absence of implemented laws, including on equal pay, in this field, as evidenced by the persistence of wage gaps between women and men in both the public and private sectors. . . . The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (c) Take measures to close the existing wage gaps between women and men and to implement equality (equal pay...more
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"...rural women occupy only 4.2 per cent of managerial positions in agriculture, primarily occupy low-paid positions and earn 82 per cent of men’s salaries" (9).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1, ERBG-DATA-2

"While noting that the Women’s Act prohibits discrimination against women in employment, the Committee is concerned about: (a) The low participation of women in the formal sector, vertical and horizontal segregation in the labour market and the lack of temporary special measures in this regard; (b) The gender wage gap and the fact that the Labour Act (2007) does not explicitly incorporate the principle of equal pay for work of equal value; (c) The absence of legislation explicitly criminalizing sexual harassment in the workplace; (d) The lack of information on the activities of the labour inspectorate and on complaints by women about employment discrimination, as well as on any mechanism...more
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"It notes the adoption of Law No. 1496 (2011) and is concerned that it only partially enshrines the principle of equal pay for work of equal value. It is also concerned at the high female unemployment rate, the considerable pay gap between women and men and the occupational segregation of women" (Pg 9).
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"In the period 2009-2013 the salary gap between women and men has shown a downward trend from 18.6 per cent to 14.3 per cent, meaning that in 2013 women would have had to increase their wages by 14.3 per cent in order to equal what men were receiving" (26).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women make up less than a third of the workforce, and 64% are unhappy in their jobs due to low wages, the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions said in a report this week" (para 26).
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The action is designed to highlight the fact that women are not only penalized in the work place by being paid less than their male counterparts but they also do by far the largest share of unpaid work" (para 5). "In Spain, women earn up to 14 percent less than men, and represent only 34.5 percent of those listed as among the highest earners in Spain" (para 7).
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The action is designed to highlight the fact that women are not only penalized in the work place by being paid less than their male counterparts but they also do by far the largest share of unpaid work" (para 5). "In Spain, women earn up to 14 percent less than men, and represent only 34.5 percent of those listed as among the highest earners in Spain" (para 7).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-LAW-2, ERBG-DATA-1, ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-5, GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2, GIC-LAW-3

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the 2009-2015 plan for the implementation of the National Gender Equality and Equity Strategy, which includes measures for economic empowerment and autonomy of women. It remains concerned, however, about: (a) The persistent gender wage gap and occupational segregation of women and men; (b) The high unemployment rate among women and the concentration of women in the informal sector; (c) The absence of legal provisions explicitly criminalizing sexual harassment in the workplace; (d) The existence of discriminatory legal provisions allocating child benefits only to the father (art. 21 of the Code of Social Security), excluding the children of a deceased employed woman from her pension...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at the low participation of women in the National Assembly (22 per cent), in the Government (15 per cent of ministerial positions) and in public administration (24 per cent)" (9).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee calls upon the State party: . . . (b) To strengthen efforts aimed at eliminating structural inequalities and occupational segregation, both horizontal and vertical, and to adopt measures to narrow and close the gender pay gap by, among other things, regularly reviewing wages in sectors in which women are concentrated" (page 9).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Wage differences between women and men have shrunk since 2009, and full-time women employees now earn an average of 88.4 per cent of men’s wages, compared with 86.7 per cent in 2009; see Figure 33. If part-time employees are included, the wage disparities increase slightly. One reason for wage differences is that men and women work in different sectors, industries and positions. The supply of and demand for various types of labour also affect wage levels. Adjusted for qualifications, sector, industry and occupation, the wage gap is just below 7.5 per cent, according to a 2014 report from the Norwegian social research institute NOVA" (17).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Regarding equality of salary, the national index of salary discrimination shows a reduction, going from 8.3% in 2010 to 5.2% in 2016, but the wage gap is considerable in certain occupations: for officials and managers, women earn 28.4% less, and in industrial work the difference is 31.8%" (page 27).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"These figures show that nearly half of insured women do not have access to direct insurance, which reflects a sexual division of labour that limits their participation in paid occupations, and gives them greater responsibility in the reproductive domain. This exposes women to a lack of protection if the link with the directly insured person is broken, and puts her economic future at risk by being unable to contribute to a pension fund" (25).