Reduced inequalities

Reduced inequalities

What this goal is about?

Income growth for the poorest; empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all (irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status); and ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities - including promoting legislation/policy on this. 

How does ME’s work help achieve this goal? 

Inclusion of vulnerable/excluded groups is a key operational approach for all Mission East countries and programs. Whether in our relief efforts, the delivery of basic services, livelihoods activities or disaster risk reduction efforts, we promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all members of a community, regardless of factors such as sex, disability, ethnicity or religion (target 10.2). Livelihood efforts, in particular promote income growth for the poorest and marginalized groups (target 10.1). Our work with civil society organizations enables them to better represent these groups and to advocate for better legislation and policy for their rights (target 10.3 and 10.4).   

Relevant ME countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Nepal, Armenia, Tajikistan, Syria, Lebanon