Companies are Pivotal to promote Gender Equality

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The promotion of women in leadership positions, the gender pay gap - which can reach 30% on average -, social responsibility to support women in communities and the role of companies to eliminate violence against women are some of the issues that are beginning to come increasingly into the pattern of discussions of important companies and institutions in the public and private sectors.

In an unprecedented partnership, UN Women, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the European Union will promote a series of debates to sensitize important business sectors. The objective is to increase and strengthen the commitment to gender equality in the private sector and the implementation of policies for the women´s economic empowerment.

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