SDG Challenge Goal #10 - Reduced Inequalities

This month’s SDG challenge is about Goal #10 – Reduced Inequalities. This is a call to reduce inequalities in income as well as those based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic, or other status within a country. This goal also addresses inequalities among countries for a better world!

To make your own contribution to the world, take one or more of these challenges suggested by Development Perspectives:

    • Challenge #1 – Get Informed: Let’s get reading! We are asking you to read up about Goal #10 – Reduce Inequalities and learn about the efforts and initiatives being made around the world. You can begin this journey of learning by reading the articles or watching the videos in the ‘Understand’ section of this pack
    • Challenge #2 – Be Political: Let’s get political. Write to the Minister of Justice or Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, and tell them that we want greater efforts made towards Social and Economic Justice. See the current Government Ministers for them most up to date information on who to contact.
    • Challenge #3 – Educate: This challenge invites you to discuss Reduced Inequalities with your friends, family and colleagues. It can be an informal chat with a cuppa or an organised workshop where you can tackle issues head on with a group. Be sure to share any education activities using #SDGchallenge. 
      • Go on and pin places you’ve been to or you know of in terms of their accessibility.
      • Take a screenshot of your area/town on the map and share it with others, to see and discuss how different places measure up (and what needs to be done). 
      • Share positive examples of accessibility with us and others (e.g. your local café, a fully accessible website or app…)

Some additional challenges are shared by Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre

  • Challenge #5 – Know your rights: Report discrimination in the workplace and Support Equality Bills.
  • Challenge #6 – Get behind Ireland’s ‘Living Wage’ movement: The Living Wage rate for 2020/21 is €12.30 per hour. Support the Living Wage in Ireland.

More about the SDG Challenge:

In September 2015, world leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs mean we as individuals can take action every month to raise awareness and to help achieve a sustainable future by 2030. Check this video out, if you would like to know more about what is the SDG challenge. 

This initiative is supported by Development Perspectives as part of a wider project called Saolta. Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre has been enthusiastically running this project since the start, arranging informative sessions and meetings to spread SDG Challenge information for other Tutors/Staff in the Community Education Centre.

Let’s embrace this cause?

We can all help to make a difference and raise awareness of the SDGs! Let’s embrace this cause for a better world in the future?

Good luck fellow challengers! 

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