Europe & Egalite Femmes/Hommes – Plan d’action

EUROPE  Action Plan 2017-2019
Tackling the Gender pay gap

Closing the gender pay gap remains a major objective within the overarching goal of achieving gender equality and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. It also contributes to taking further the European pillar of social rights proclaimed by the Parliament, the Council and the Commission at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth on 17 November in Gothenburg, notably its principle 2 on ensuring gender equality in all areas and principle 3 on equality of opportunities.

8  main strands of action have been identified:
1- Improving the application of the equal pay principle
2- Combating segregation in occupations and sectors
3- Breaking the glass ceiling: initiatives to combat vertical segregation
4- Tackling the care penalty
5- Better valorising women’s skills, efforts and responsibilities
6- Fighting the fog: uncovering inequalities and stereotypes
7- Alerting and informing about the gender pay gap
8- Enhancing partnerships to tackle the gender pay gap

Action Plan on Tackling the Gender Pay Gap