The global Faces of Inequality Campaign aims to target inequalities in all its different forms – gender, income, wealth, geographical, environmental, abilities, political, ethnic, and other discriminations.
Faces of Inequality aims:
- To give social exclusion, poverty and discrimination a face.
- To give people suffering from inequalities and their fight for rights and justice a face.
- To show the injustices, rights violations, structures, institutions, companies and governments creating inequalities for the interest of a few.
- To shine a light on the injustices of the accumulation of extreme wealth, including through buying political processes and tax avoidance by companies and individuals.
- To empower people in the fight for their rights and is part of a global movement to end inequalities – by changing power structures.
What do we want to achieve?
- To create public awareness and pressure on the injustice of presentday inequalities and change attitudes and perspectives
- To support local people and strengthen civil society to analyse together, mobilise and organise for equality in their communities and to connect with national processes and internationally
- To achieve concrete changes at local and national level for tax justice, social protection for all, decent work, gender equality, political participation and rights of socially excluded people and climate and environmental justice
- To achieve changes to reduce inequalities between countries
- To campaign for collective action and contribute to implement & achieve SDG 10 and its targets, and advocate that all governments take concrete measures to achieve the Agenda 2030 and ensure human rights
- Build a global justice movement together with partners
SDG 10 Targets
- By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average.
- By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
- Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.
- Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality.
- Improve the regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen the implementation of such regulations.
- Ensure enhanced representation and voice for developing countries in decision-making in global international economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions.
- Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.
- Implement the principle of special and differential treatment for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, in accordance with World Trade Organisation agreements.
- Encourage official development assistance and financial flows,
- including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular
- least developed countries, African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes.
- By 2030, reduce to less than 3 per cent the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5 per cent.