Find out more about inequality
Each year, we work with supporters like you to shine a spotlight on the crisis of inequality. Together, we’ve exposed the injustice of the way our current global economy works, by allowing the already extremely wealthy to accumulate even more wealth while millions of women and men are trapped in poverty; using their money to buy influence, refusing to pay their fair share of tax, and profiting from the gender inequality that rigs the system against women and girls.
The Inequality Virus Power, Profits and the Pandemic
- Over half the global population could be living in poverty in the aftermath of the pandemic.
- This could set back the fight against poverty by a decade, and as much as 30 years in some regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa.
- Women are likely to be hardest hit financially, due to unpaid care work, and the fact they are more likely to be employed in poorly paid, precarious jobs that are most at risk. More than one million Bangladeshi garment workers – 80 per cent of whom are women – have already been laid off or sent home without pay after orders from western clothing brands were cancelled or suspended.