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Why social equality is important in society

Updated: May 3, 2020

Social equality is important in society as it:


Means people receive their Human Rights

Social equality ensures everyone has the same and equal rights and are treated fairly.

Promotes equal opportunities

Everyone has the same access to the same opportunities.

Promotes inclusion

Encourages everyone to feel a sense of belonging to community/society.

Reduces discrimination

Human rights and equality laws make discrimination illegal. This encourages respect for diversity and living together peacefully.

Promotes a sense of well-being among people

Social equality means everyone has access to education, health care, shelter and basic needs such as food and water and it ensures everyone has a quality of life.

Reduces disadvantage

Social equality reduces the possibility of certain individuals/minority groups becoming disadvantaged in society.


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