Check out this new report from the Mary Ward Centre: No One Left Behind? An Intersectional Analysis of the 2030 Agenda in Canada.
Using intersectional and equity lenses to examine the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we learned from the experiences of those most impacted by pandemic disruptions. In particular, we focused on the experiences of migrant workers in Canada and youth aged 15 to 29 years. We uncovered troublesome patterns found in intersections between SDG 1 (poverty), SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing), SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), and SDG 11 (infrastructure – housing). The pandemic exacerbated existing injustices in Canada, highlighting barriers to social, health, and economic well-being for marginalized persons and groups.
SDG Draft 1
Climate change has had and will continue to have, similarly disruptive impacts on individual lives, society, and the economy. These parallels impel us to learn from the pandemic so that the climate crisis, and future disruptions, do not further exacerbate inequalities but rather compel us to address the root causes of existing inequalities.Mary Ward Report: No One Left Behind?