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Iceland makes it illegal to pay women less than men

Iceland has made it very difficult to pay women less than men.

Employers in the Nordic country now have to prove that they pay men and women in the same jobs equally. If they fail to do so, they risk being fined.

Discrimination based on gender is already illegal in many countries -- but research shows the legislation is far from effective. Women are paid less than men in every country in the world, according to research by the World Economic Forum.

Iceland is the first country

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