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Danes agree: No, we do not have equality!

we Have gender equality in Denmark? And is it in order that statistics reveal that on average, women receive 14 percent less in wages than men for the same work

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Danes agree: No, we do not have equality!

we Have gender equality in Denmark? And is it in order that statistics reveal that on average, women receive 14 percent less in wages than men for the same work?

the Answer was unambiguous, as the Extra Magazine went on the streets to having been the mood the day up to international women's day 8. march.

It was a resounding no.

There were clear signs of fighting spirit in the voices on the street; we are ready to take up the fight - right now.

Photo Philip Davali
Peter Hapiaach, 48 years old, project manager in the construction:
- No, we do not have equality. There is still a pay gap, and far fewer women in top positions in business. I know many, many talented women, who just are not allowed to give the gas in the slightly higher positions. We must have the men who are sitting on powerful seats to accept that women are just as talented - maybe even more capable to dispute the items.

My wife has a high position, and the battle she has had to go through to reach there has been absolutely terrible. It is important to put the focus on it here, if we are to have gender equality. And it must, of course, we fight for

Photo: Philip Davali
Lene Clausen, 66 years old, primary school teacher
- It is grotesque, that in Denmark the year 2019 still areas where women do not get the same wages as men for the same work. We do not yet have equality.

- Women still have today a different starting point than men in virtue of the fact that we have children and we are therefore going out of the labour market in periods. Salaries are also not equal, and it is not the women, who sit in leadership would or power. If we need to change it here, we need to put more focus on it. There should be more women up from the chairs and fight for it!

Photo: Philip Davali
Lars Weiss, 47år, kommunalpolitiker:
- It is definitely not in order, that women do not get the same wages as men for the same work. It is we have to get done, and it should not at least we politicians fight for more.

- We still do not have equality in all areas in Denmark. When I look at my own life, it was still my wife, who took most of the barslen, when we got our child. She did this because of something practical, economic and other factors... but yes, we can all get caught in it there is little hypocrisy, that we want to fight for equal conditions in the workplace and in the home for men and women, but when we even stand in it, so...


- Unfortunately, we still do not have equality in all areas, and particularly not in the business of boards and in powerful jobs. But I also believe that women must be better to bid. We have a tendency to put ourselves back.

- It is violently, that on average, women receive 14 percent less in wages for the same work, and of course it is not ok. It still is such, is enough a part of the way we have arranged society, where women still take most parental leave and choose to work in the profession, where the salary and the influence is generally less.

The most equal countries in the world:

The most equal countries: Denmark, far behind Rwanda and Nicaragua

the World Economic Forum makes every year an index of the 142 countries in the world that provide the most for gender equality - both in relation to equal pay, equal access to education, health and political empowerment.

Here is Denmark on a 14. space - after countries such as Rwanda, the Philippines and Nicaragua. The other nordic countries are sitting heavy on the top spots.

1: Iceland

2: Norway

3: Finland

4: Rwanda

5: Sweden

6: Nicaragua

7: Slovenia

8: Ireland

9: New Zealand

10: The philippines

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