Why does money matter for gender equality?

Maya Hendler
Dec 20, 2019 · 3 min read

Starting in October we teamed up with Les Glorieuses to talk about why money matters for gender equality. There is a desperate need for more transparency when it comes to these discussions and our goal is to provide a global perspective.

Today we’re sharing our interview with Arièle Bonte, writer of the Glorious & Cash newsletter, so you can get to know Les Glorieuses better and learn more about the #5novembre16h47movement.



How did the 5novembre16h47 movement start?

Rebecca Amsellem, founder of Les Glorieuses, started the French movement three years ago when she heard about Iceland’s 2016 women’s labour protest. In 2016, women earned 15.5% less than men (Eurostat numbers) in France. So from 7 November at 4:34 pm women started to work “for free”. Every year, Les Glorieuses update the title and time of the movement to reflect the current data of gender-based wage inequality in France: 3 November (2017), 6 November (2018) and this year, the 4 November at 4:47 pm.

What is the focus of the movement, and of Glorious and Cash?

  • A wage equality certificate for companies
  • Income transparency
  • A paternity leave equivalent at the maternity leave

Do you believe we will see gender equality and a closing of the wealth gap in France anytime soon?

Why was it important to partner with Women’s March Global and tell the story of women and wealth globally?

To partner with Women’s March Global seems natural to me because we share these values and Women’s March Global brings an intersectional point of view on these topics. We need to show that as women and activists, we stick together and respect and value our differences.


Catch up on our newsletters with Glorious and Cash:

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Maya Hendler is the Programmes and Communications Associate at Women’s March Global.

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