International Women’s Day issues bias challenge

By Molly Rennie

This year’s International Women’s Day – 8 March as every year – will focus on challenging gender bias and inequality.

There are massive differences beween the jobs men and women do as well as a giant gender pay gap. According to UN Women, women are still paid 11% less globally than their male counterparts.

Justine Roberts, Mumsnet founder, said: “What’s needed is a proper women’s strategy, with specific policies to redress the inequality that’s been triggered by covid, or we’re at real risk of heading right back to the 1970s with regard to women’s economic power.”

The pandemic has exacerbated the already existing problem of gender inequality. Felicia Fawcett, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, accused the government of ignoring gender inequality.