DON’T TELL ME: “HAPPY DAY”.

STAND UP
AND FIGHT WITH ME!!!

8th March 2015

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/theme.asp#.VPYfsfmG-8I

International Women's Day 2015 Theme: MAKE IT HAPPEN
All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to
celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub,
encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women.
Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first
International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the
economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments,
charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media
celebrate the day.
Various organizations identify their own International Women's Day theme, specific to
their local context and interests. Many charities, NGOs and Governments also adopt a
relevant theme or campaign to mark the day. For example, organizations like the UN,
Oxfam, Women for Women, Care International, Plan, World Association of Girl Guides
& Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and more - run exciting and powerful campaigns that raise
awareness and encourage donations for good causes. The UN has been declaring an
annual equality theme for many years.
Why purple?
From 1908, the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Great Britain adopted
the colour scheme of purple, white and green to symbolize the plight of the
Suffragettes. Purple symbolized justice and dignity - two values strongly associated
with women's equality. The three colours were used for banners, flags, rosettes and
badges to show solidarity.

VOCABULARY
Theme

tema

Achievements

logros

To call for

reclamar

Hub

foco

To encourage

animar, fomentar

To Advance

promover

To hold (an event in any time)

celebrarunevento

Exciting

emocionante

Powerful campaign

campaña poderosa

To raise

elevar, alzar

Awareness

conciencia

Equality theme

tema de la igualdad

Color scheme

color corporativo

The plight

situación difícil, apuro

Suffragettes

sufragistas

Banners

carteles

Flags

banderas

Rosettes

rosetas

Badges

pins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOnv86Tv7W8
https://www.facebook.com/emmawatson
https://www.facebook.com/heforshe
http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/08/xyz-gender-pay-gap-europes-women-still-earning-less-than-men/
http://www.thelocal.es/jobs/article/women-lose-out-pay-gap-widens
http://www.celem.org/pdfs/programas/18informe_desigualdad_salarial%202013.pdf

In Spain, women earn quite a bit less money than men, when both are doing the same
kind of job. In fact, women that have got a university degree receive a salary that is 16,
8% lower than the male one. If we compare managers at a male-owned company, men
will get 42, 3% more money than if a woman was a manager.
Gender pay gap: European women still earning less
European women are still earning less than European men for the same job. Precisely
16.2 percent less, according to the latest figures published by the European
Commission last month. That would mean women would have to work 59 extra days
per year to match the pay of their male counterparts.
Data reports have been released across Europe on March 8 – International Women’s
Day – and the statistics tell a familiar story despite European efforts to reach pay parity
among the sexes.
A report by Britain’s Warwick Institute for Employment Research suggests that the
gender pay gap appears as soon as graduates join the workforce.
The disparity varies depending on the degree subject, and is most evident in the law,
finance and engineering. A female law graduate, for example, can expect to earn a
starting salary of £20,000 (23,000 euros), while a male with a law degree will on
average take home £28,000 (32,000 euros) per year in his first job.
Across the graduate workforce in general, women fresh from university will earn
between £21,000 and £24,000 (24K-27.5K euros), while men are taking home £24,000
or above.
The pay gap was narrower in teaching and among workers at not-for-profit
organizations.
Spain's gender pay gap is increasing, with women on average earning 19.3 percent
less than men and rarely getting promoted above them, figures released on Thursday
show.
The gender pay gap in Spain has widened over five years, increasing by 3.2 percent in
2013, up from 16.1 percent in 2008, EU statistics agency Eurostat said on Thursday.
The new data will be an embarrassment for Spain ahead of International Women's Day
on Sunday.
It takes Spain above the EU average of 16.4 percent and goes against the European
trend towards greater equality.

http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20120307/mujeres-siempre-ganareis-menos-hombres/504965.shtml

Look at the “Gender Pay Gap” article and answer these questions.
True or false:
 Women are earning 14.2% less than men in the same job.
 Therefore, women have to work 69 days more per year than men to
earn the same.
 Law, engineering and finance are where the gender pay gap is most
obvious
 The gender pay gap is wider in teaching jobs
 Women who have just graduated from university will still earn less
than men
Fill in the gaps:
 European women are still ……….. than European men for the same
job.
 The statistics tell a ……. story despite European efforts to reach pay
parity…..the sexes.
 A female law graduate, for example, can expect to earn a
………………… of £20,000 (23,000 euros)
Debate:

How many people knew that the gender pay gap exists?

Do you know of anyone who suffers from gender inequality in the workplace?

Do you think women should have to work 59 days a year just to match the
salary of the men? Why/Why not?

Can you think of jobs in which perhaps women should be given more
responsible roles?

What do you think bosses can do in order to prevent gender inequality in the
workforce?

























Gender pay gap
Figures
To match
The pay
Counterparts
Data reports
To release
To reach
Pay parity
Graduates
To joint
Workforce
Disparity
Degree
Subject
Narrow
To increase
Rarely
To get promoted
To wide
Embarrassment
Trend
Towards

diferencia salarial de género
números
emparejar
el pago
compañeros
informes de datos
lanzar
alcanzar
paridad en el pago
graduados (universitarios)
unirse
fuerza de trabajo
disparidad
grados (universitarios)
materias
estrecho
aumentar
rara vez
promocionar
ensanchar
vergüenza, bochorno
tendencia
hacia

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