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The causes we have chosen to support within Force for Good, align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all United Nations Member states in 2015. These are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - to join in global partnership and tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. These Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and addresses the global challenges that are faced by all human beings, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
Why reduce inequalities?
Goal 10 calls for reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country. The Goal also addresses inequalities among countries, including those related to representation, migration, and development assistance.
The pandemic has brought Human Rights to the forefront of public debate. Not only in our right to healthcare, but also the right to be safe at work and live free of discrimination. Unsurprisingly, the most vulnerable groups have been hit the hardest by the pandemic - persons with disabilities, the old, children, women and migrants & refugees have suffered and continue to suffer greatly as a result.
Nevertheless, even before the pandemic we were still seeing some disturbing facts and figures, and this is just the a fraction of the discrimination and persecution that is felt worldwide every second. To eliminate this, we must aim to get rid of discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promote appropriate legislation.
The key facts:
● 40 million children below the age of 15 suffer from abuse and neglect.
● 27 million people are currently enslaved in the human trafficking trade around the world.
● 15% of the world's population have some form of disability and yet they are often the ones most marginalised.
● It is still illegal to be LGBT+ in 70 countries with the death penalty threatened in 12.
Related Force for Good Causes:
Female Empowerment / Human Rights/ Disabilities / LGBTQIA+ / Local Communities / Sports / Business & Innovation