The gender pay gap is the difference between male and female earnings expressed as a percentage of male earnings. It is calculated by dividing the median annual earnings for women by the median annual earnings for men


A high gender pay gap may reduce the willingness of parents to make sacrifices for their girls’ schooling when they have reason to doubt that schooling will significantly benefit the girl in question

Human Rights Standards: 

Article 10 (a), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; Article 11 (3) (e), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; Article 12 (1) (a), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

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