International Paralympic Committee calls for gender-equality

The International Paralympic Committee has called for equal gender representation, not only in sports but in all aspects of society, in a video made in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8th.

Despite the progress made regarding bias against women, inequality continues to exist in many areas. For one example, the national pay discrepancy between average salaries for men and women remains, unchanging since 2002, with women earning 77% of the salaries of their male counterparts.

The IPC video reminds us of the unique contributions women make and the importance of ending discrimination based on gender.

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Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.