Every year the Fawcett Society launches a campaign to mark Equal Pay Day, the day from which women effectively stop earning relative to men. This year it falls on November 10th.

We are asking policymakers, employers, and individuals to make a ‘Pay Gap Pledge’ – a simple action you can take to help close the gender pay gap for good.

Taking part is simple – print off this pledge card, and write your pledge on it. Please feel free to use one of the suggested pledges included in the documents below, or come up with your own.

Take a picture of yourself holding the card and tweet it on November 10th using the hashtag #PayGapPledge.

Please be sure to tag us at @fawcettsociety in your post so we can retweet your picture on the day!

If you have any questions regarding Equal Pay Day, please get in touch at [email protected].


Download the Pay Gap Pledge card here.

Suggested pledges for policymakers

  • push for enforcement on Gender Pay Gap reporting
  • make the case for better maternity and paternity leave
  • campaign for flexible working
  • challenge ‘boy jobs and girl jobs’
  • campaign for a dedicated period of leave for fathers

Download suggested pledges for policymakers here.

Suggested pledges for employers and individuals

For individuals:

  • start a conversation about pay with my colleagues at work.
  • ask my male colleagues what they earn.
  • ask for flexible working
  • ask my employer what the pay gap is in my workplace.

For employers:

  • publish our gender pay gap with an action plan to tackle it.
  • support dads in our organisation to take time off to care for their children.
  • support women to get to the top of XXX [name of organisation]

Download suggested pledges for employers and individuals here.

If you would like to read our Equal Pay Day 2017 briefing, which includes updated figures from the ONS on the gender pay gap in Britain and Fawcett's recommendations for employers, Government and individuals on how to close it, please click here.