Inequality exists in many forms- you may have had a personal experience within your own community through black lives matter, refugee crisis and the #metoo movement. This course is for those who are ANGRY and want to turn innocent bystanders into active change makers. Be aware of the world’s many inequalities and get inspired to make a difference!
Too much of the world’s wealth is held by a very small group of people. According to Oxfam, the world's 26 richest people own as much as the poorest 50%!
Povery and inequality often leads to financial and social discrimination. In order for nations to flourish, equality and prosperity must be available to everyone - regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs or what their net worth is. Inequality is way more than just money- it has an impact on access to decent healthcare, quality education, good infrastructure and fairly paid jobs.
Head over to the video and materials section where Troels Boldt Rømer, President of the Danish Red Cross Youth, shares his story as a changemaker and what Goal#10 is really all about.
The problem of inequality is super complex, but it all has to do with equal access resources. Have you ever come across the “dangerous” or “poor” part of a city or town? These areas often earn their name because of the little resources they have- clinics, parks, schools and other institutions are not well funded. Housing quality is low, but that means that it is affordable to low income families.
What stands in the way of people having equal opportunities? The sad truth is that other people are usually in the way. We want to think that people want everyone to prosper and live their best life, have access to all the resources they need and live happy, fulfilling lives. The fact of today is that the rich are getting richer and the poor are staying poor.
To really UNDERSTAND this issue, we have gathered stories of people from all around the word- difference race, class, gender and religion so that you can SEE from their point of view how they experience inequalities.
There are a lot of different ways to involve yourself in the global movement to reduce inequality. You can directly take actions by donating or volunteering for an organization that is working to support the poor. You can continue learning about inequality and become even more determined to fight it. You can spread the world and involve your family and friends in Goal 10.
Then there are actions that you can take to nudge governments and companies to change their practices and introduce new policies that are supportive of the poor. These can include boycotting companies that exacerbate poverty and favoring those that are inclusive, as well as voting for policies that empower rather than marginalize minorities.
These are just some of our suggestions. We are excited to see what else you can come up with to fight inequality in your daily life.