Brazil: South American country to pay women footballers equally with men

Brazil: South American country to pay women footballers equally with men

- Brazil are leading the cause for gender equality in their football

- The country’s FA president has stated that women footballers will now be paid equally

- Martha will now earn the same amount paid to stars like Neymar

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Brazil women footballers will henceforth receive equal renumeration as their male counterparts according to the country’s Football Association president Rogerio Caboclo.

"There will be no more gender difference in remuneration between men and women. Brazil's female players such as Marta will be paid the same as Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.

"The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men's and women's football, which means the women players will earn the same as the men," said the federation's president on Wednesday, September 2.

And Brazil now becomes the latest country to adopt such a policy which is already in place in Norway, New Zealand and Australia.

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However, in celebration of the International Women’s Day earlier in the year, the political councilor to the British High Commissioner, Dominic Williams, urged young journalists to change the narrative on the portrayal of women in the media.

Brazil: South American country to pay women footballers equally with men

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Williams made the call on Saturday, March 7 during the second International Youth media day in Abuja, stressing that the media has an enormous influence on the issue of gender equality.

The event was organised to promote using the media as a veritable tool to project equality and give credence to the importance of women to society.

Williams advised media practitioners not to follow the existing stereotypical portrayal of women in the society rather they should get a balance in their reportage of gender-related issues.

Legit.ng earlier reported that contrary to the calls by prominent Nigerians for the inclusion of gender in the constitution, many male senators on Tuesday, March 10, voted to oppose it.

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It was gathered that despite their opposition, the Senate resolved to ensure that gender equality would be a priority in the next constitutional amendment.

During the debate on the matter, none of the male senators who voted against it spoke against the proposal.

The voting was also done by a voice vote, thus making it difficult to identify which particular senators opposed the gender equality proposal. The eventual resolution of the senators was one of the six resolutions adopted by the lawmakers during plenary.

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