Women need to earn as much as men for the same job: Trudeau

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News anchor Sade Baderinwa moderates a dialogue on gender equality between Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), at today’s high-level event, “Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay”. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Women need to earn as much as men for doing the same job.

That was the clear message from the head of the UN's gender agency, speaking alongside the Canadian Prime Minister at UN headquarters on Wednesday.

Women in most countries earn on average only 60 to 75 per cent of men's wages, the UN says.

They were taking part in a High-Level event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Duration: 2’56”

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