Poverty and The People
poverty is seen, heard of, talked about and felt by many in this world. that leaves the question, what can we do about it?
here at rtg, you know it is our mission(literally our only mission) to make our world a better place and have everyone win more than they put in. that is exactly why each of our hard-working team members gets out of bed energized(half coffee half love) and marches into the office to take on whatever life throws our way to help others.
by now everyone has read the UN's 17 SDGs and wants to get involved. if you haven't, that is okay, here is a recap:
poverty is one of the largest goals to tackle so where do we start?
these are the sub-goals the UN states that will help achieve this over-all goal;
ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY
By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.
REDUCE POVERTY BY AT LEAST 50%
By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
IMPLEMENT SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.
EQUAL RIGHTS TO OWNERSHIP, BASIC SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY, AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES
By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular, the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership, and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology, and financial services, including microfinance.
BUILD RESILIENCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DISASTERS
By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.
MOBILIZE RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT POLICIES TO END POVERTY
Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular, least developed countries, to implement programs and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.
CREATE PRO-POOR AND GENDER-SENSITIVE POLICY FRAMEWORKS
Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions.
you're thinking, "okay, I'm slightly overwhelmed and want to cry myself to sleep because how can I, alone, do this?"
DON'T PANIC! that's why we're here.
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