Working at Ushahidi: Pay Equity and Creating a Process of Transparency and Inclusion

Today is equal pay day, and in light of this we wanted to talk about the pay equity experiences and processes we have undergone as a company. Two years ago a number of staff bravely brought up the issue of pay equity -- equity across location and experience, but particularly across gender. While we do not publish peoples’ salaries internally, there had been talk and valid concern over whether people of different genders doing the same job were getting paid different amounts. And that was true, there were. The question was, why?

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Why we Build Platforms

We build tools that help those who act for transparency, justice, crisis response, and human rights, to be able to do their work better, to improve their impact, to help. Today we are asking you to help us do this work. If you are an organizer or organization, sign up and start using the tool. Or if you believe in systemic change, cross-pollination, and a 21st century technically-forward social sector, consider donating to support builders.

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