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The Gender Pay Gap in the Health & Care Sector: A Global Analysis in the Time of COVID-19

https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/WCMS_850909/lang--en/index.htm

Direct Link to Full 160-Page 2022 Report:

https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/---publ/documents/publication/wcms_850909.pdf

This report was co-developed by the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization. COVID-19 has shone a light on the critical importance of health and care workers, who were applauded and celebrated. It also laid bare the extent of inequalities workers in this highly feminized sector have been facing for decades. Notable among these inequalities is a Gender Pay Gap. It is for this reason that the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization co-developed the first ever global sectoral gender pay gap report.

This report is launched at the 2022 HLPF side-event with an aim to drive commitment to integrated policy action on improving gender equality, decent work and economic growth and good health and wellbeing. In particular, the report shows that whereas the health and care sector remain a major source of employment for women worldwide (they represent 67 per cent of workers in the sector), women nevertheless suffer a double jeopardy: average earnings in the sector are lower than other sectors, and a 24 per cent gender pay gap, which is, on average, higher than in non-health sectors.

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EU - Almost 1 in 2 Women in Europe Have Experienced Psychological Violence - EIGE Report

Combating coercive control and psychological violence against women in the EU Member States | European Institute for Gender Equality (europa.eu)

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14 July 2022 - EIGE’s latest report on coercive control and psychological violence across the EU Member States proves high prevalence. However, increased criminalisation measures are starting to be put in place. More needs to be done.

What is coercive control and psychological violence? The following explanations characterise the nature of both forms of abuse.

  • Coercive control is defined as “a strategic course of oppressive conduct typically characterized by frequent, but low-level physical abuse and sexual coercion in combination with tactics to intimidate, degrade, isolate, and control victims” (Stark, 2013: 18).
  • The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention) (Article 33) defines psychological violence as “any intentional course of conduct that seriously impairs another person’s psychological integrity through coercion or threats.”

As it stands, the statistics are stacked in a grim reality. Data from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) showed that across the EU, 44 % of women have experienced psychological violence from a partner in their lifetime.

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SDG 2022 Gender Index: Building Back Is Not Enough - Key Findings & Policy Recommendations

2022 SDG Gender Index Report - Equal Measures 2030

The 2022 SDG Gender Index sounds the alarm on gender equality, revealing that global progress has been slow and marginal – at best – over the past five years.

Direct Link to Full 46-Page 2022 Publication:

SDG-index_report_FINAL_EN.pdf (equalmeasures2030.org)

The 2022 SDG Gender Index finds little progress on gender equality at the global level between 2015 and 2020. The global Index score for gender equality stands at just 67.8 in 2020: only a slight improvement of less than two points since 2015.

If current trends continue, the global score will reach only 71 out of 100 by 2030, the deadline for the achievement of the SDGs. And even this projection could be seen as optimistic, given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has already had on the well-being of girls and women worldwide

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