Equality

Creating societies that encourage equality on an economic level, as well as in regards to issues such as gender, race, and sexual orientation, would help to minimise some of the conflicts the world is currently experiencing. Indeed, inequality breeds unrest and can affect the behaviour of individuals when it comes to issues regarding social responsibility.
Recent reports indicate that just 1% of the world’s population owns 45% of the world’s wealth, whilst less than 10% of the population owns 84% of global wealth. These are staggering numbers that illustrate how serious our inequality problem is. When it comes to gender inequality, reports indicate that men dominate the top tier corporate positions. The Fortune 500, for example, comprises 94.6% male CEOs, and women face discrimination both inside and outside the workplace. LGBT individuals also face discrimination, with many experiencing violence and prejudice simply for their identity. Addressing growing inequalities is vital to developing healthy and sustainable societies.
Addressing growing inequalities is vital to developing healthy and sustainable societies. According to the World Bank, 143 million people across some of the world's poorest countries could become climate refugees if we keep releasing carbon into the atmosphere at current rates. This is a deeply worrying statistic that requires nations to consider how to mitigate the chances of this possibility.
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