Action brief

Closing the gender pay gap in Jordan

In July 2011, with technical support from the ILO, the tripartite plus National Steering Committee on Pay Equity was established to promote pay equity (equal pay for work of equal value) for men and women workers in Jordan.

Pay equity is a priority in both the 2011-2015 National Strategy for Women and the National Employment Strategy. It aims to overcome the underpayment of jobs frequently held by women and to advance women’s increased labour force participation.