Women fight for equal pay

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Iceland's Parliament on Tuesday presented a Bill that aims to close the gap in pay between men and women, reported AFP.

Members of the Kauai Committee on the Status of Women collected to receive a mayoral proclamation on Equal Pay Day, an event observed to highlight wage discrimination against women.

Research by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors found that men on average earned £11,000 more than women in the profession in 2016, up from £7,000 in 2015.

- Women made about 80 cents for every dollar men earned in 2015, according to USA government data. "American Indian and Alaska Native women are paid just 58 cents for every dollar white men are paid", they conclude.

Jacquette M. Timmons, financial behaviorist and author of "Financial Intimacy" says Black women need to speak up to get what they want.

In honor of Equal Pay Day, Sandberg launched the #20percentCounts campaign via her organization Lean In, which also partnered with other companies to offer 20 percent discounts and raise awareness through social media.

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Tuesay, April 4, 2017 is Equal Pay Day, a commemoration that began 11 years ago to symbolize the pay gap between men and women's wages.

"Today, on #EqualPayDay, we are reminded that women deserve equal pay for equal work", Trump wrote on Instagram Tuesday morning.

Unfortunately, the 2016 Latina Women Equal Pay Day wasn't until November 1.

The law indicates that companies must publish their median and mean average pay for each gender, as well the proportion of men and women in each quarter of the pay structure. And yes, this is ridiculous, and what's even more ridiculous is that white women are expected to achieve equal pay by 2056. For women of color, the gap is much worse.

It took until April 4, 2017 for women in the United States to earn as much money as men had earned in 2016, if you start counting both at the beginning of a year ago.

You'd think we'd be past this by now.

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