This year, on 12th of April,‘International Equal Pay Day’ is a symbolic day that illustrates how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man in the previous year. Equal pay for equal work is the concept of labor rights that individuals doing the same work should receive the same remuneration.
In the book ‘Whispers of Oman,’ in ‘Moderation, a principle in my life,’ in a talk with HH Dr. Mona Fahad Al-Said, Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Relations at the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, one can read:
“.…. There is no doubt that in certain parts of the world women suffer greatly because of their gender. The global community should join hands and combat this discrimination. In certain developed countries women are not paid the same as men but in Oman this is not an issue…..”
“… Me, as well as the other women have been given the opportunity to contribute, innovate and prosper, and all the credit and appreciation goes to our beloved leader His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said who recognized the importance of women and gave them the means to flourish….”
In the local newspaper one can read: