Gender Pay Gap in Currency

Women without Borders (Frauen Ohne Grenzen) is raising awareness of the inequity experienced by many women, in Europe and in Asia, in ‘first world’ countries as well as in third world countries. The worldwide avarage income of a woman is still more than 40% less than the avarage income of a man.

Common banknotes from Switzerland (100 and 50 Franc) and Japan (10000 and 5000 Yen) demonstrate the disparity, with female portraits holding half the worth the value of male portraits.

Japanese Yen notes show pay disparity

Why do women often only earn half, even though they are worth the same? (Note the spelling error on the advertisements).

Swiss Franc notes show pay disparity


Pay Gap was developed at Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Vienna, Austria, by creative director/art director Tolga Büyükdoganay and creative director/copywriter Florian Nussbaumer, with graphic designer Elisabeth Laggner and account manager Verena Kohler.

Equity in Australia?

The Australian bank notes have men and women on each side of the $100 (Dame Nellie Melba and Sir John Monash), $50 (David Unaipon and Edith Cowan), $20 (Mary Reibey and John Flynn), and $10 (Andrew Barton and Mary Gilmore) dollar notes.