income inequality

Civil society rallies to prevent privatization of post-2015 process
Blog: The private sector is threatening to drown out civil society's demands for a human rights-based sustainable development framework.
Austerity ‘undermining human rights’, says Council of Europe Commissioner
December 5th, 2013
Publication: A new Council of Europe Issue Paper, commissioned from CESR, assesses the human rights impacts of austerity measures and sets out an agenda for change.
Egypt's rights record found wanting at UN
Press release: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has firmly criticised Egypt's failure to address the social injustices and marked inequality that fuelled the 2011 revolution.
Rights in recession: a framework for human rights-centered economic policies
On 29 November 2011, CESR Senior Researcher Nicholas Lusiani delivered a presentation at Unicef's New York headquarters on the potential for human rights norms to inform economic policies, thereby contributing to a more just society. To access the presentation in pdf format, click on the title above.
Egypt: Economic and Social Disparities Underlie Calls for Change
by Victoria Wisniewski, Ignacio Saiz and Kevin Donegan
February 4th, 2011
Disparities between youth and adults, and between men and women, especially in health, education, labor and an adequate standard of living, reveal much.
Health Inequality: A Challenge for Rich and Poor Countries Alike
by Maria Jose Eva and Victoria Wisniewski Otero
July 28th, 2010
Study finds gap in life expectancy between richest and poorest quintiles in the United Kingdom is wider now than during the Great Depression.
Tackling Income Inequality in the United States through Financial Literacy Programs
by Victoria Wisniewski Otero
July 6th, 2010
The income gap between whites and blacks more than quadrupled between 1984 and 2007, and a quarter of black families have no assets at all.