SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities – Al-Quds University’s Contribution

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Calls for reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country and ensuring no one is left behind. The Goal also addresses inequalities among countries, including those related to representation, migration and development assistance, Goal 10 also aims to ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.

Al-Quds University is committed to reducing inequalities within and among countries by promoting inclusive economic growth, social equity, and equal opportunities for all. The university contributes to SDG 10 through various means:

Education and Access to Opportunities: Al-Quds University provides equal access to education for all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, gender, or ethnicity. The university offers scholarships, financial aid, and support services to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have the opportunity to pursue higher education and achieve their full potential.

Research on Inequality and Social Justice: The university conducts research on issues related to inequality and social justice, including studies on income distribution, social mobility, discrimination, and public policies. This research provides valuable insights into the root causes of inequality and helps inform evidence-based policies and strategies to address these challenges.

Inclusive Curriculum and Pedagogy: Al-Quds University promotes an inclusive curriculum and teaching methods that foster critical thinking, social awareness, and a commitment to social justice. This approach helps create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students and prepares them to be agents of change in their communities and beyond.

Community Engagement and Outreach: The university actively engages in community development initiatives that address social and economic inequalities, such as partnerships with local organizations, schools, and community-based groups. These collaborations aim to improve access to education, healthcare, and social services for marginalized populations, contributing to greater social equity and inclusion.

Advocacy and Policy Development: Al-Quds University plays a key role in advocating for policies and strategies that promote social equity and reduce inequalities at the local, national, and international levels.

Capacity Building and Empowerment: The university engages in capacity-building initiatives to empower disadvantaged individuals and communities to overcome barriers to social and economic inclusion. These efforts include training programs, workshops, and public events that raise awareness about social justice issues and provide individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to advocate for change and access opportunities.

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Al-Quds University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, where students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds can thrive and contribute to a rich learning environment. The university has implemented policies and programs aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion, such as hiring practices, mentorship programs, and support services for underrepresented groups.

In summary, Al-Quds University is dedicated to achieving SDG 10 through a comprehensive approach that includes education and access to opportunities, research on inequality and social justice, inclusive curriculum and pedagogy, community engagement and outreach, advocacy and policy development, capacity building and empowerment, and promoting diversity and inclusion on campus and addressing inequalities and promoting social equity, some of the university activities icludes:

  • Ensuring equal opportunity for university stakeholder and local community
  • Adopting policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality
  • Providing accessible facilities for people with disabilities.
  • Providing support services for people with disabilities.
  • Provide access schemes for people with disabilities.
  • Anti-discrimination and harassment policy.
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