Women paid 30 percent less than men in Asia: UN
Sept.8, Manila: Women get less than 24 percent than men on global average and around 30 percent less for those in Asia.
The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that her office was mounting a major campaign for equal pay for women.
Mlambo-Ngcuka said that the agency which she heads, U.N. Women, would put the issue before heads of state and the private sector.
Estimates show gender inequality in employment across Asia alone is costing $45 billion a year, with 45 percent of working-age women outside the labor force compared to 19 percent for men, she informed.
She says, “If female employment were to match male employment, per capita GDP would rise 19 percent in Southeast Asia and 27 percent in the Middle East and North Africa.”
The Oslo Times