Tech In Asia is highlighting the regions gender pay gap with a unique redacted campaign
The Tech in Asia, the tech and startup website, is today redacting 15% of its editorial content to highlight the gender pay gap that still exists across the region.
Tech in Asia's initiative to highlight gender pay disparity
In recognition of International Women's Day, the site wants to draw awareness to the issue in a bid to spur the industry to take action.
Women in Asia continue to face a significant wage gap, with many earning less than their male counterparts in the same roles. This is despite significant progress in pay parity across the region.
Terence Lee, editor-in-chief at Tech in Asia, said the company hopes to inspire others to work toward a more inclusive and equitable future. "As a media company, we have a unique opportunity to drive change and raise awareness about important issues.
"That's why we're doing something unusual – redacting 15% of our content to reflect the pain of the gender pay gap and nudge the industry into action. We believe that reducing the gender pay gap is essential for creating a more equitable and just society, and we are proud to take this step to spotlight this issue."
“In a system where decades of imbalances have stacked up, equality initiatives are just a drop in a bucket – well-intentioned but ultimately swallowed up by the broader forces already in motion,” said Tech in Asia chief operating officer Maria Li. “Try equity instead. It’s an honest acknowledgement that the situation is inherently unequal, and that some groups need an extra boost to offset those historical or systemic imbalances. No blame as to how we got here, just solutions to correct the imbalance.”