The current pay gap between women and men in Sweden is 12 %. This means that women work unpaid after 16:02 (4:02 pm) every day, calculated on a working day from 8 to 5. Men on the other hand get paid for their entire working day.

The 16:02-movement is a coalition of organisations from the women’s movement, political women’s associations and trade unions, working together to put pressure on the government and employers to reach gender equal salaries.

The campaign started six years ago, and since then the pay gap has decreased with a total of eleven minutes. We have moved from 15:51 to 16:02. With this pace, it will take 32 years (year 2050) to fully close the gap. The aim of the 16:02-movement is to make it happen sooner, and we will exist until women get Pay All Day (8 am-5 pm)!

To close the gender pay gap faster, we have four demands:

  1. Gender equal parental leave
  2. The same right to full time jobs and secure forms of employment
  3. Sharpened supervision of the Discrimination Act, including annual salary surveys
  4. That the structural wage gap between women and men are made visible and adjusted


1602 sergels


We, the organisations that are a part of the collaboration, call ourselves the 16:02-movement. The Swedish Women’s Lobby is the initiator and coordinator of the campaign.

Akademikerförbundet SSRBPW SverigeCenterkvinnornaFackförbundet STFastighetsanställdas FörbundFeministiskt InitiativFinansförbundetForum – Kvinnor och funktionshinderFredrika Bremer FörbundetFTF – facket för försäkring och finansFörsvarsförbundetGröna kvinnorHandelsanställdas förbundHotell- och restaurangfacketIF Metall, Internationella Kvinnoförbundet (IKF)KommunalKvinnliga Läkares FöreningKvinnofrontenKvinnor för fred västKvinnorKanKvinnor i Svenska kyrkanLiberala KvinnorLOMiljöpartiets jämställdhets- och mångfaldskommittéS-kvinnorSvenska Kvinnors VänsterförbundSveriges ArbetsterapeuterSveriges Makalösa FöräldrarSveriges universitetslärare och forskare (SULF), TCOUnizonVarken hora eller kuvad, VisionVårdförbundetVänsterpartiets kvinnonätverkWinnet Sverige.

More information about the Pay All Day campaign can be found here.