Tag Archives: equity

If there were 100 people on Earth

I came across this video on LinkedIn today. I think it has some incredible statistics. Many of them don’t seem fair to me.

The fact that 1 person of the 100 ie 1% of the population controls 50% of the money is one.

The facts that nearly a quarter of the worlds population doesn’t have somewhere to live, or that an eighth don’t have clean water are appalling.

I guess the question is, what can we do about it? How do we make the world a better place, a more equitable place, for everyone, not just those around us?

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Would you rather equality or equity for all? Image #39

Hands up who thinks they’re one and the same?  They certainly sound very similar, but as today’s image (by the way, we’re over 10% of the way through this year, as that was somewhere between images 36 and 37) shows beautifully, there is a marked difference.

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I guess that a simple way of looking at it is that equality means everyone is treated the same irrespective of the end result, whereas equity means that people are treated differently in order to achieve the same end goal.