“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” —Nelson Mandela
Around the world, the gap between the richest and the rest of society has reached extremes not seen in a century. The global inequality crisis is undermining our ability to end poverty, racial and class-based discrimination, advance women’s rights, defend the environment, protect human rights and democracy, prevent conflict, and promote fair and dignified employment. The growing inequality gap has led to an unacceptable concentration of wealth and power, whilst hundreds of millions fight to survive.
We believe it is possible to build societies where everyone matters. To do this requires vision and action. Everybody, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age or religion should have access to the bounty of their community, country and shared resources. But governments cannot meet the needs of systemic change alone.
Real change comes from people. We need to follow the inspiration of our young people, to fight for the economic transformation we need. It must take place where the people are, in communities, slowly, to painstakingly build their skills, strategies and ability to innovate and to reverse the impacts of inequality.
#WalkTogether to #FightInequality and join the growing movement connecting people across issues, countries and continents to tackle the root causes of rising inequality.
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The growing inequality gap has led to an unacceptable concentration of wealth and power, whilst hundreds of millions fight to survive. It’s unfair, but not unstoppable. Join us and show the world why you #WalkTogether to #FightInequality at www.walk-together.org/fightinequality
1% of the world’s population now owns more than the rest combined. We must stop this growing injustice by taking action together. Join the global movement and #WalkTogether to #FightInequality at www.walk-together.org/fightinequality
Everybody should have equal access to education, healthcare, food, land and justice systems, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age or religion. Join the movement and show the world why you #WalkTogether to #FightInequality at www.walk-together.org/fightinequality
Rising inequality is damaging society. We can build a more equal society if we come together and take action. Join Sparks of Hope from around the world who are fighting the root causes of inequality: #WalkTogether to #FightInequality at www.walk-together.org/fightinequality
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95% of people with disabilities in Ethiopia are estimated to live in poverty. #WalkTogether to #FightInequality with ECDD and discover how this Spark of Hope is breaking boundaries, challenging stigmas and creating equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities http://bit.ly/2HaK3SI
Every minute, 23 girls under 18 are married, robbing them of their future. #WalkTogether to #FightInequality with @GirlsNotBrides and discover how this Spark of Hope is helping to end child marriage: http://bit.ly/2HcDTQL
High youth unemployment levels create deepening inequalities, often pushing young people into debt and precarious jobs. #WalkTogether with @animateguyana and discover how they help young people in Guyana gain the skills they need to work in creative fields http://bit.ly/2DgFmov