Alliance Chair appointed global gender pay champion


Date: March 27, 2017
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The Alliance Chair, Emma Kaliya was on March 13 appointed as a champion for equal pay alongside high profile government officials, celebrities and gender equality activists.

The official announcement was made at a colourful event held at the General Assembly at the United Nations (UN) to coincide with the first day of the 61st edition of the Commission of the Status of Women.

The Equal Pay Platform of Champions, is a diverse group of advocates to amplify and galvanise mobilisation—as part of a broader International Labour Organisation (ILO)-UN Women Global Equal Pay Coalition—calling for equal pay for work of equal value. The event at the UN was hosted by UN Women in partnership with ILO, and co-sponsored by the Missions of Iceland, South Africa and Switzerland.

The Alliance secretariat which is being represented here at CSW 61 by Advocacy Coordinator, Lucia Makamure congratulated the Chair for flying the Southern Africa Region flag high. She said, “As the SADC Alliance we are very proud of our Chair and wish her the best in her new role.”

The formation of the platform comes at a time when strong calls are being made to accelerate progress of closing the gender pay gap which currently is at 23 percent. In some countries the gap is even higher.


4 thoughts on “Alliance Chair appointed global gender pay champion”

Loga Virahsawmy says:

Well deserved Emma. You are indeed the torch bearer for thousands of women. We wish you good health and strength to keep the light burning

Gaby Razafindrakoto says:

All our congratulations , on behalf of FPFE , for you, Emma Kaliya may you fly high and defend women’s rights in every fields of struggle !Good luck!

Anna says:

Congratulations Mme Emma on your new role. You make us Proud in Southern Africa and keep the flag flying higher.

Anna Sebopelo says:

Congrats

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