Building upon the apparent victory of the collective voice of women’s football, with FIFA scrapping plans to partner with Saudi Arabia tourism, we must continue to use our collective and unique voice to advocate for #equality, just like our friends at Lewes FC. They’re calling for equal prize money, and we couldn’t agree more. Read the full story here.
The pay inequality in Women's World Cup prize money is a significant issue that needs to be addressed. The fact that women receive significantly less prize money than men for achieving the same level of success is not only unjust but also sends a negative message about the value of women's achievements in sports.
One of the main arguments used to justify this pay inequality is the difference in revenue generated by the men's and women's World Cup tournaments. However, this argument overlooks the fact that the lack of investment in women's football and the limited opportunities for women to participate in the sport have contributed to the lower revenue. In other words, the pay gap is perpetuated by systemic gender bias and discrimination.
It's crucial to address this issue by promoting women's football, increasing investment in the sport, and providing equal opportunities for women to participate at all levels. Additionally, FIFA and other governing bodies must take concrete steps to close the pay gap by ensuring that women receive the same prize money as men for their achievements.
The pay inequality in Women's World Cup prize money is a clear example of gender discrimination in sports. It's time for society to recognise the value of women's achievements in sports and take action to ensure that women receive equal pay for their success.
#throwback to the Women Onside webinar Lewes FC: The Equality Club hosted by Moya Dodd with Lewes FC CEO Maggie Murphy
We wish Lewes FC luck in the FA Cup and commend them on their continued fight for equality.