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  • [New] Permissionless access to NFT markets is already helping eliminate the inequality of opportunity between different nations, empowering worldwide creators to compete on equal footing. / Enjin Blog
  • [New] Inequity in access to vaccines due to barriers caused by intellectual property rights and pharmaceutical profits in high-income countries has ensured that countries like Bangladesh will not have access to enough effective vaccines to meaningfully prevent future surges in COVID-19. / The Lancet Global Health
  • [New] Inequality of opportunity represents a particular challenge in social mobility 'cold spots' such as Stoke-on-Trent, where levels of child poverty and participation in higher education are amongst the worst in the UK. / News
  • [New] Without due consideration of the historical and colonial contexts of spatial segregation, as in, say, South Africa's urban centers, the 15-minute city could inadvertently exacerbate spatial inequity. / Fast Company
  • [New] The COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating health and economic consequences on communities across the world, threatening to reverse the advances made in recent years towards gender equality including digital gender equality. / perceptions-of-power-championing-female-leadership-in-the-digital-age
  • [New] Covid-19 has brought to the fore the need to address structural inequalities - Africa has an opportunity to develop a health system that is equitable and addresses the social determinants of health. / The New Times | Rwanda
  • [New] Without due consideration of the historical and colonial contexts of spatial segregation, as in, say, South Africa's urban centres, the 15-minute city could inadvertently exacerbate spatial inequity. / The Conversation
  • [New] Priority populations include sub-groups experiencing high levels of health disparities, social vulnerability, physical isolation and reduced vaccine access in high-inequality rural, urban and suburban communities in New York state. / Cornell Chronicle
  • New projections confirm that hunger will not be eradicated by 2030 unless bold actions are taken to accelerate progress, especially actions to address inequality in access to food. / Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • We do not see mass mobilization of support for policies that might reduce economic inequality in the U.S. / Niskanen Center
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and worsened vulnerabilities in many countries' health infrastructure and inequities in access to care around the world, including for sexual and reproductive health. / Guttmacher Institute
  • Unless bold actions are taken to accelerate progress, especially actions to address major drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition and the inequalities affecting the access of millions to food, hunger will not be eradicated by 2030. / desdemonadespair
  • There is evidence proving that women's economic empowerment boosts productivity, increases economic diversification and reduces income inequality, that increasing female employment in OSCE countries could boost the aggregated GDPs by around 15%. / OSCEPA
  • The UK recognises the important role that social protection plays in preventing and reducing poverty, vulnerability and inequality, which is essential for the achievement of SDG 1 to end poverty. / GOV.UK
  • The closure of the UK's EU Settlement Scheme poses new challenges for migrant Roma in the UK and could further increase existing inequalities, create barriers to work for Roma, and contribute to ongoing marginalisation. / University of Leeds
  • There is a risk that lower uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations among more deprived and certain ethnic minority communities will further entrench inequalities in infection and mortality from COVID-19 in Greater Manchester. / Institute of Health Equity
  • Social immobility and income inequality will increase social frictions, economic stagnation, and an eventual settling into the middle-income trap that China's leaders would like to avoid, but usually fail to mention in words. / Al Jazeera
  • Concerns that the withdrawal of government subsidies will also make income and wealth inequalities wider and weaken the job prospects of many low-skilled workers were supported by the OECD. / UK / The Guardian
  • If nothing is done to broaden access to digital skills, we run the risk of not only increasing socioeconomic inequities but missing what may be one the biggest opportunities of this decade: The World Economic Forum found that closing the skills gap could add $11.5 trillion to global GDP by 2028. / CNN
  • With Covid-19 exposing deep and persistent inequalities, world leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to take concrete and transformative actions to advance gender equality. / The Independent
  • Children and adolescents demonstrate strong motivation for addressing global challenges such as climate change, rising inequality, shrinking space for civil society and threats to democratic institutions. / Council of Europe

Last updated: 25 July 2021


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