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Tenth Goal: Reduced Inequalities

Tenth Goal:  Reduced Inequalities




The international community has made significant strides towards lifting people out of poverty.  The most vulnerable nations – the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries and the small island developing states – continue to make inroads into poverty reduction.  However, inequality still persists and large disparities remain in access to health and education services and other assets.
Additionally, while income inequality between countries may have been reduced, inequality within countries has risen. There is growing consensus that economic growth is not sufficient to reduce poverty if it is not inclusive and if it does not involve the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in principle paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
Responsible Entities to Achieve the Goal and Monitor Achievement Levels:
Learn more about ‘Reduced Inequalities ’ as one of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Policies and Strategies Supporting the Tenth Goal

Bahrain confirms its firm position against all forms of discrimination, including gender discrimination, or discrimination based on race, color, language, political, sectarian, racial, or any other forms of discrimination. The Kingdom also addresses all forms of violence and hatred, making everyone equal under the rule of law.

Respecting the human rights is essential for the sustainable development, so that the Kingdom of Bahrain reaffirms its commitment to respecting and promoting these rights, as stipulated in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the National Action Charter, which affirmed the rule of law, the integrity of the judiciary and its independence as a basis for governance and justice in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

When considering equality, the Supreme Council for Women  would be considered firstly. The Supreme Council for Women has been established to support and empower women and promote equality of opportunity in all aspects of practical and social life. The Supreme Council for Women is considered as the key supporter of Bahraini women to stand against the violence and discrimination in the Bahraini society.

Bahrain has an integrated system to combat discrimination and its causes, such as the General Secretariat Ombudsman , the Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission, the Special Investigation Unit of the Ministry of Interior, the Independent Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior , the National Institution for Human Rights, the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, the Bahrain Institute for Political Development, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and the National Commission against Trafficking in Human Beings.

Bahrain has endeavored to consolidate the values ​​and principles of religious tolerance, national unity and peaceful coexistence among all religions and sects and all the segments of the society, through the various media and the various religious platforms, and through the implementation of a number of educational and awareness initiatives and programmes to promote the values ​​of pluralism and the coexistence of cultures and civilisations, in addition to incriminating the incitement to hatred, sectarianism, violence and terrorism of all kinds.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is considered one of the leading countries in guaranteeing the rights of children. It has promulgated the Child Law, which protects all the rights of the children guaranteed by the Constitution, such as the right to education, good healthcare, recreation, family custody and many of the aspects of the life.

Page Last Updated: 03 Jun, 2020