Inequalities in societies around the world are creating increasingly worse realities for people in every nation. Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan gives insight into how closing the inequalities gap must start with addressing the effects of globalisation.
Globalisation is all around us, and it seems to be unstoppable. “Rapid advances in technology and infrastructure are enabling global flows of ideas, finances, media, products and people, and increasing connectivity across a range of stakeholders,” Narayan Gopalkrishnan says.
Modern technology has enabled marginalised groups to present their position on a world stage and to claim the media space they may have been denied earlier. As an example, indigenous peoples across the world are now able to connect with each other. They can work together to demand action on land rights, racism and discrimination.
Globalisation means that the resources, information, and people on the other side of the world are right at our fingertips. We, as a global culture, have never been more connected. We can join together, we can work together, we can benefit from each other in ways never before seen in our history.
Our world now has the ability to know almost anything and have access to almost everything.
At least, that's how it seems.