Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) launched

The International Labor Organization, UN Women, and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development have launched the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). With a vision to achieve gender equality at workplace, EPIC will act as a multi-stakeholder coalition to contribute to the realization of target 8.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals i.e. to achieve equal pay between women and men for work of equal value by 2030.In an ILO-Gallup world survey, it was found that women across the world, irrespective of regions, sectors or countries were paid less than men. The Coalition aims to multiply the outreach and impact of existing partnerships and “achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value” by 2030.