The FIFA Women’s World Cup ended, but it surely brought important topics to be discussed related to women’s equality in football. Historically, women’s football has faced numerous challenges, including discrimination, lack of resources, and limited exposure compared to men’s football. However, in recent years, there has been significant progress towards promoting gender equality and levelling the playing field.
Events like this can start discussions about gender equality and equal opportunities for women in all aspects. Last month, a decision was made to eradicate the gap between male and female wages in Brazil. Law 14,611 guarantees equal pay for men and women in the same role. Although gender-based discrimination is not allowed in Brazil, established by both Labour Law and the 1988 Constitution, unequal payment was still a norm in practice. Some of the new actions covered by the new law demand companies to run diversity and inclusion programs, be transparent and publish salary reports.
To promote gender equality in Brazil, civil society organizations, women’s rights groups, and the government have been working together to raise awareness, advocate for policy changes, and support initiatives that empower women and promote their rights. There have also been efforts to improve access to education and healthcare for girls and women in marginalized communities.