About the Goal
Goal 10 aims to reduce inequalities within and among countries. Inequalities can be based on myriad of determinants; income, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and opportunity. When individuals are excluded, it impacts upon long-term social and economic development, harms poverty reduction and destroys people's sense of fulfillment and self-worth. We cannot achieve sustainable development and improve the planet for all when people are excluded from opportunities and services.
Why it Matters
Australia has seen the biggest fall in living standards in 30 years
The lowest 20% of households owned less than 1% of all household wealth
The children of families at the bottom of the income ladder have little chance of moving upward
What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing
At the heart of what Neighbourhood houses and centres aim to do is to reduce inequalities that persist within the community. Whilst it will take a collective movement, supported by all aspects of society, Houses/ Centres address these inequalities in the community by offering services and programs which provide people with the building blocks to overcome these inequalities. Some of these programs/ services include;
Volunteer skills bank/ Volunteer matching
Public computer and internet access
At a local, state and national level, Community and Neighbourhood Houses & Centres lobby governments in community advocacy, such as the Raise the Rate Campaign to reduce inequalities.