Cheaper admissions for women in Geneva

The Geneva City Council voted last year to offer women a 20% reduction on admission to city run cultural and sports venues.

The idea is to highlight the wage discrepancy between men and women – national figures show women earn 19% less than men, but a member of the Administrative Council, Alfonso Gomez who’s has the Equality Brief, says the wage gap in the City of Geneva is far smaller than the national average. 

The first ideas on how to implement the change has been presented to the council in an eight-page document. It points out there will be a budget impact as organisations will have to be compensated for the loss of income and a robust gender identification system will need to be drawn up.

It’s unlikely anything will be brought in before next year.

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