From Iceland — Gender Wage Gap Protest - PHOTOS

Gender Wage Gap Protest – PHOTOS

Published October 25, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Yesterday, women across Iceland left work at 14:38 which, when the gender wage gap is factored in, is effectively the time in an 8-hour day when they stop being paid for their work.

Thousands gathered in front of parliament to demand the closing of the gender wage gap, and our photographer was there to capture the event (Article continues below gallery):

As reported, there have been indications that the gender wage gap has been narrowing: when this event was held for the second time, in 2005, Icelandic women left their workplaces at 14:08. In 2010, it was 14:25.

At this rate, three minutes are added on average each year. If the trend continues unchanged, the gender wage gap in Iceland will not be closed until 2068.

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