Title Australia's call for World Cup prize equity adds fuel to fire in women's game Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Reuters Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 17/07/23 Description The Australian team video intensified years-long calls for gender equity in sport, after four-times champions United States sued their federation in the run-up to 2019, alleging gender discrimination in compensation and their playing conditions.
The two parties resolved their pay dispute last year with a judge later approving a $24-million settlement. They had previously reached a settlement over playing conditions.
"The fact that the case was so high profile and lasted so long, I think, was a turning point," said Christina Philippou, a principal lecturer in accounting, economics and finance at the University of Portsmouth.
"And we have seen... a lot of countries kind of follow suit to some degree on their kind of equal pay front."
Producer/Author Amy Tennery URL https://www.reuters.com/sports/soccer/australias-call-world-cup-prize-equity-adds-fuel-fire-womens-game-2023-07-17/ Persons Christina Philippou