Equality


Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of the way they were born, where they come from, what they believe, or whether they have a disability.

What is the true meaning of Equality?

Equality​ means "the state of being ​equal​." It's one of the ideals of a democratic society, and so the fight to attain different kinds of  equality​, like racial ​equality​, gender ​equality​, or ​equality​ of opportunity between rich and poor, is often associated with progress toward that ideal of everyone being truly ​equal​.
 
 
Social ​equality​ is a state of affairs in which all people within a specific society or isolated group have the same status in possibly all respects,  possibly including civil rights, freedom of speech, property rights and  equal access to certain social goods and social services.  However, it may also include​ health equality​,​ economic equality​ and other social  securities. Social equality requires the absence of legally enforced  social class​ or​ caste​ boundaries and the absence of​ discrimination motivated by an inalienable part of a person's identity.​[1]​ For example, sex, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, origin,​ caste​ or class, income or property, language, religion, convictions, opinions, health or  disability 
must absolutely not result in​ unequal treatment under the law​ and  should not reduce opportunities unjustifiably. 
 

Why do we need equality in society?

Productivity – people who are treated fairly and ​have​ equal opportunity  are better able to contribute socially and economically to the community, and to enhance growth and prosperity. Confidence – an equal and fair ​society is​ likely to be safer by reducing entrenched social  and economic disadvantage.
 
Equality and Human Rights Commission

Understanding Equality

 

Equality:  Why It Matters

 
Time 

EQUALITY NOW

A Special Project In Conjunction With the March  https://time.com/equality/ 
Human Rights​ 

Human Rights​ 

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of  race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.  Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery  and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and  education, and many more.  Everyone is entitled to these rights,  without discrimination. 

What do you mean by human rights? 

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every  person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of  where you are from, what you believe or how you choose to live your  life. ... These basic rights are based on shared values like dignity,  fairness, equality, respect and independence. 

Human rights advocates​ are responsible for ensuring fair and equal  treatment for all citizens. These ​advocates​ may focus on a specific  population, such as individuals with mental health issues or those  receiving Medicaid services. ... ​Human rights advocates​ could serve as a consultant to government agencies.
 
General job responsibilities may include working with clients to obtain  necessary services, developing educational literature and conducting  training sessions within their community, and collaborating with both government and social services agencies to ensure equal access to services.
 
Human rights advocates may conduct social research to better evaluate areas of need and assist with creating applicable programs. These advocates may also provide training to junior personnel. Human rights  advocates could serve as a consultant to government agencies. They could also assist with obtaining funding for social services. Human rights advocates may serve in a management role, with duties ranging  from creating and maintaining a budget to developing strategic goals for their organization.
 

Five Ways Human Rights Help The Fight For Social  Justice 

Promotion of Equality 
Anti-discrimination 
Welfare systems
Employment rights
Government accountability
 

Can human rights bring Social Justice?

While human rights do not provide any magic bullet to solving social  and economic injustices, the framework of human rights can channel social justice activism in ways that are beneficial to alleviating unnecessary suffering.
 

United Nations

Peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet

Universal Declaration of Human Rights