We address economic and social as well as environmental inequality
DCA sees inequality perpetuated by unjust structures, norms, and institutions as a major development and human rights issue. Too often global and national policies and practices enrich elites and exclude groups in our societies. Markets and market actors can favour those already endowed with advantages.
Discrimination based on different identities such as caste, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. intersect with and reinforce inequalities leading to the structural exclusion of large groups of men and women from developmental processes and benefits. Faith-based actors, while being an important source of hope and solidarity for excluded groups, can also contribute to stigmatization, for example in the case of sexual minorities.
DCA works - locally, nationally and internationally - on transforming those norms and institutions that perpetuate injustice and inequalities. We support actions that facilitate equal opportunities for the poorest, including support to the individuals and associations that work to challenge the unjust institutions, norms and practices that perpetuate inequalities.