Pay transparency directive – a milestone in closing the gender pay gap?

[Brussels, 19 March 2021] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) welcomes the recently adopted legislative proposal on pay transparency by the European Commission, which has been long overdue. While there are many positive measures in the proposal including a definition of ‘work of equal value’, the EWL regrets that mandatory reporting on the gender pay gap …

The Socialist Origins of International Women’s Day

Proposed by Julie Copeland From the beginning, International Women’s Day has been an occasion to celebrate working women and fight capitalism. In 1894, Clara Zetkin took to the pages of the Social Democratic women’s magazine Die Gleichheit (Equality), which she had founded three years earlier, to polemicize against the mainstream of German feminism. “Bourgeois feminism …

Misogyny: Women ‘should be protected’ under hate crime laws

Sent by Sissy Vovoy Women should be protected under expanded hate crime laws, according to a new report from the Law Commission. The independent body that advises government said misogyny should be treated in the same way as other discrimination when it is the motivation for a crime. Campaigners welcomed the proposal, including Labour MP …