Angolans say women should receive equal pay for equal work, Afrobarometer survey shows

Two-thirds of Angolans say women should be paid as much as men for doing the same work, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Men are just as supportive of equal pay as women.

A majority of respondents also assert that the two genders already enjoy equality when it comes to opportunities in education, jobs, and ownership of land.

However, women continue to lag behind men on other indicators relevant to economic parity, including educational attainment, financial decision-making power, and regular Internet use.
These findings point to efforts needed to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” In 2019, Angola ranked 112th out of 129 countries on the Equal Measures 2030 SDG Gender Index.