Around the world, billions of people are excluded from full participation in the political, economic, social and
cultural structures that shape their lives. Inequalities are amongst the most fundamental challenges of our time,
limiting the potential of all people everywhere, as such, addressing inequalities is at the centre of human dignity
and human rights.
Unequal power relations are one of the main underlying drivers of injustice, poverty and suffering. Their
transformation is necessary, so that vulnerable men and women have greater influence over the policies, structures, and social norms that affect their lives.
“Inequality corrupts politics, hinders economic growth, and stifles social mobility. It fuels crime and violent
conflict. [...] . The rapid rise of extreme economic inequality is standing in the way of eliminating global