Double harm when corruption meets discrimination
As the world attempts to move on from a pandemic that exposed many cracks in the status quo, conversations about social justice have taken centre stage. From movements like Black Lives Matter to calls for vaccine equality and universal healthcare, the mandate for the future has been collectively set – equality and justice for all.
But there are powerful forces working against this ambitious goal. Corruption and discrimination are both recognised as significant barriers to achieving an equal and inclusive future. Both have so far been considered separately.
A new study by Transparency International and the Equal Rights Trust changes that. In this first investigation into how corruption and discrimination interact, we listened to the experiences of corruption among people facing discrimination and uncovered some disturbing patterns.