ABOUT ME &Lavanya Kapoor Pursuing Bachelors of Elementary Education from LSR, Delhi University Love to talk to people and know more about them IN PERSON *Have a passion for teaching &Currently quite averse to social media Follow me on Unacademy https://unacademy.com/user/lavanya13.100
The basics We all know about equality- it is the equal treatment to everyone, without discrimination It is a universal principle, towards which all the countries strive However, no country has been able to achieve equality as of now
ome distressing numbers Income of the world's richest 50 people > Income of 40% of the world's population The richest 1% of the world own half of the world's wealth The poorest 40% own less than 5% of the world's population
The residents of the advanced countries spend 3 TIMES the energy, water, iron and steel and iron as compared to the developing countries Also, they consume 14 TIMES the paper as compared to people living in India
Developed countries emit about 2/3rd of the world's greenhouse gases and pollution 1 in 18 pregnant women in Nigeria are at the risk of dying. On the other hand, i in 87o0 pregnant women in Canada are at the risk of dying
So why does equality matter? Before being anything else, we all are human beings We all have been created in the same human form Though we all have individual differences, our basic features as human beings are the same
When did equality start gaining steam? When the French revolution happened in the 17th century, the ideals of LIBERTY EQUALITY AND FRATERNITY became universal values This was against the landlords and monarchs in France When Britain took control over large parts of Africa and Asia, the demands for equality started gaining a lot of steam Even today, a lot of groups are revolting against inequality. Eg Dalits, Women, etc.
The visibility of inequality Our country is full of paradoxes when it comes to inequality Notice that there is always a slum along side a posh locality Every locality is a glaring example of inequality staring at our face
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s political theory students, we must have the following questions... Is treating everyone in the same manner is the actual meaning of equality? Which policies will perform better in eliminating inequality?