From Disparity to Dignity - Tackling Economic Inequality through the Sustainable Development Goals - Gender
WOMEN & POVERTY
UN Women - Women bear a disproportionate burden of the world’s poverty. According to some estimates, women represent 70 percent of the world’s poor. Statistics indicate that women are more likely than men to be poor and at risk of hunger because of the systematic discrimination they face in education, health care, employment and control of assets. Poverty implications are widespread for women, leaving many without even basic rights such as access to clean drinking water, sanitation, medical care and decent employment. Being poor can also mean they have little protection from violence and have no role in decision making.
FROM DISPARITY TO DIGNITY – TACKLING ECONOMIC INEQUALITY THROUGH THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS - GENDER
Direct Link to Full 60-Page Policy Brief: http://cesr.org/downloads/disparity_to_dignity_SDG10.pdf
This Policy Brief explains why addressing the soaring levels of socioeconomic disparity that have come to characterize modern times is both a critical development challenge and a human rights imperative.
The briefing shows that unchecked levels of inequality undermine both economic and social rights, such as health, education, housing, employment and adequate living standards, and civil and political rights, such as access to justice and political participation, whilst also fueling insecurity and conflict. A wealth of recent evidence also shows that current levels of inequality will make it impossible to achieve other development goals – not least eradicating extreme poverty. Seriously tackling inequality is therefore essential for progress across the SDGs, especially in an agenda which promises to ‘leave no one behind’.
Извор: WUNRN – 11.11.2016