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Inequality

West African Governments have been blamed for the worsening poverty and inequality levels in their countries. According to a new Oxfam and Development Finance International report, inequality is at crisis levels in West Africa. The report said the divide between the wealthy and the poor continues to increase as a...
We recently collaborated with the team at Seven Billion Today to produce a short promotional video that summarises STWR's key campaign message for use on social media. The online advertisement brings to life our simple call for ordinary citizens to resurrect the United Nations founding vision for implementing basic...
The world is facing a "climate apartheid" between the rich who can protect themselves and the poor who are left behind, the UN has warned. A new report estimates that more than 120 million people could slip into poverty within the next decade because of climate change.As extreme weather events such as droughts,...
Every national campaign for tackling climate change also needs an international justice plank, because we’re not going to get anywhere near the Paris temperature targets without global sharing and cooperation, writes Tom Athanasiou for Inequality.org. Something has changed, as most everyone in the climate movement...
The United Nations, in a new report to be released next month, has warned “there is no escaping the fact that the global landscape for the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generally deteriorated since 2015, hindering the efforts of governments and other partners” And the commitment to...
Basic living standards like adequate housing, health care, education, safe drinking water, and access to work and fair wages are rights, not privileges. A moral society will guarantee these to ALL people, write Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev Dr Liz Theoharis.  The following excerpt was written as the foreward...
One in three African children are stunted and hunger accounts for almost half of all child deaths across the continent, an Addis Ababa-based thinktank has warned. In an urgent call for action, a study by the African Child Policy Forum said that nearly 60 million children in Africa do not have enough food despite the...
Contents Summary Overview of news and website postings Campaigning and events New website and online communications Plans for future work Summary As public awareness grows of a multifaceted global emergency, STWR has persisted throughout 2018 in its efforts to promote international economic sharing as the only...
The UK is an outlier for subscribing to international treaties that enshrine socioeconomic rights, but without incorporating them in domestic law, writes Koldo Casla and Peter Roderick.  Like many other countries, the UK has voluntarily subscribed to a number of international treaties which say that everyone living...
Serious flaws in the system for tracking progress on the Sustainable Development Goals have been uncovered in a newly published collection of stunning, provocative research by eminent policy specialists. They are finding that the lofty visions that produced the SDGs, now in their fourth year of implementation, have...
A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warns that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combatting climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030. The 2019 Financing for...
The amount of aid matters, but so does how and where it is spent. Development aid must  be focused on reducing the inequality that drives poverty, writes Julie Seghers for Euractive. Billionaire fortunes increased by $2.5 billion a day in 2017/18, yet the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity...
In the face of evidence of how austerity is contributing to rising income inequality and political instability, we must persuade governments to support the UN's new Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms, writes Mark Perera for Eurodad. A decade of austerity…  A decade on from the...
Ultimately, the solutions to inequality will come from those who are at the frontlines of it, not the 1% that caused it and continues to benefit from it. And as anger about shocking levels of inequality continues to grow, so will the movement to fight inequality, writes Jenny Ricks for Inter Press Service. They said...
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require major disruptive shifts, which people will tolerate only if they believe that everyone is sharing in the sacrifice, the wealthy and powerful included. A review of recent climate change reports, by Sam Pizzigati at Inequality.org. We either keep fossil fuels in the ground...