Jane Fonda urges US to guarantee equal pay for equal work

AP News
Posted: Mar 12, 2015 5:28 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jane Fonda says she wishes the United States would guarantee that women get equal pay with men for the same work like 117 other countries around the world.

Fonda, a longtime women's rights activist, came to the United Nations Thursday to help launch a campaign by the women's rights group Equality Now urging all governments to repeal or amend all gender discrimination laws.

She said 139 countries now guarantee gender equality, 125 countries have outlawed domestic violence and 117 countries have laws against sexual harassment in the workplace, the same number that have equal pay laws.