Equal Pay for Equal Value of Work: How to Assure Fair Wages?

This webinar aims to raise awareness to HR managers/practitioners about fair wages, by sharing experience, knowledge, and good practices.


Background

Since the second half of the 20th century, women’s labour force participation has grown significantly. Women are working longer hours and pursuing higher education in greater numbers. However, despite this progress, significant wage gaps between men and women persist.

The gender pay gap is the result of many factors, including race and ethnicity, disability, access to education and age. As a result, different groups of women experience very different gaps in pay. The gender pay gap is a complex issue that will require robust and inclusive solutions. Human resource management practices play a particularly important role in making the Indonesian labour market gender equal and inclusive. In fact, decisions and actions of HR professionals could open doors for disadvantaged groups of people in the world of work. Building gender equal, non-discriminative, and inclusive workplaces free from discrimination starts with awareness of HR professionals.

Against this backdrop, the United Nations initiates to implement a project “Employment and Livelihood: An Inclusive Approach to Economic Empowerment of Women & Vulnerable Populations in Indonesia”. The project is funded by the UN Multi-Partner Trust Funds (UN MPTF). Four UN agencies, International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) implement the project. This webinar series is one of the activities in the project.

The webinar series is in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower, Association of Indonesian Employers (APINDO), Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE), the National Movement for Competent Indonesia (Gerakan Nasional Indonesia Kompeten, GNIK) and other like-minded organisations. One of the topics is Equal Pay for Equal Value of Work: How to Assure Fair Wages? In this topic, we would like to share good human resource management practices that promote gender equality, non-discrimination, and inclusiveness at workplaces, with the human resource practitioners as the target audience.

Objectives

This webinar aims to raise awareness to HR managers/practitioners about fair wages, by sharing experience, knowledge, and good practices. The audience will learn about fair wages, how to assure fair equal pay for equal value of work, and how to avoid biases and unintended discriminations. By having the awareness, it is expected that the audience can make their workplaces to be more equal, non-discriminative, and inclusive for everyone.