Fight inequality, beat poverty

The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil (2008). Photo: Tuca Vieira

Did you know that since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, billionaires have made unimaginable, record-breaking fortunes? Today, every dimension of inequality - across wealth, income, gender and race - is rising around the world. Every year, the gap between rich and the rest of us widens.

Such extreme inequality isn’t only standing in the way of ending global poverty. Inequality kills. Our economy must stop excessively rewarding those at the top and start working for all people.

It doesn’t have to be this way

Together, we can challenge the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few. We can demand an end to patriarchy, white supremacy and neoliberalism. We can change the rules on tax to make sure the richest pay their fair share. We can demand more spending on public health and education. We can demand fair wages for everyone. We can stand up against the destruction of our planet.

Together, we can fight inequality and beat poverty.