The measures ban secret contracts that keep victims quiet, mandate anti-harassment training and require that corporations include women on their boards.
Lower salaries aren't the only factor holding women back from economic independence.
The new law is thought to be a global first in the effort to reduce gender pay gaps.
Despite the belief that Hillary Clinton is a feminist candidate, she doesn't always practice what she preaches. As a U.S. senator, Clinton paid female staff members 72 cents for every dollar that she paid males, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
In October 1975, 90 percent of Iceland's women refused to work for one whole day. The anniversary of that event, called "Women's Day Off," is celebrated on Oct. 24 each year and has led to undeniable progress on the women's rights front. Perhaps American women can take a page out of their Icelandic peers' book.
The glass ceiling is still very much intact, as new Labor Department data reveals.
In a new segment for "The Daily Show," the ever-charming Jessica Williams argues that not only is the effort to put a woman on the $10 bill half-assed and way too late, the real issue we should be preoccupied with is the gender pay gap.
How idealistic can one man making a heartfelt call for pay equality be? Jon Stewart finds out in a recent "Daily Show" segment.
Wages paid to female workers across the globe will lag behind males' for seven more decades if the gender pay gap continues to shrink at the current rate, the U.N. warns in a report on inequality in workplaces worldwide.
Shareholders at both eBay and Wal-Mart want the companies to reveal any disparities in pay between the women and men who work for them.