OP-ED: Fighting Gender Pay Gap in Liberia

The gender pay gap can be seen everywhere. For example, FIFA allotted US$30 million as prize money for this year’s women’s competition, even though the men’s totaled US$400 million in 2018. Africa is also not spared from this gender pay inequity. UNDP approximates that gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa US$95 billion per year, a figure that was around 6 percent of the region’s GDP in 2014. Countries with meager economic resources like Liberia cannot afford to lose out on such resources, and policymakers need to pay closer attention to the gender pay gap in Liberia.