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Asked on August 1, 2018 9:25 am
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Yes because some leaders sometimes mistake these laws and lead people to decide wrongly

(Hadija(Uganda) at August 29, 2018 9:46 am)

Yes they ca bring inequality because like in my country there are some raods that one is meant to pay before you can use it and when you dont have money you cant use it and the poor are left out which is not a good thing

(David(Uganda) at August 29, 2018 9:48 am)

yes they can increase inequality because some lawmakers do not enforce laws correctly which can lead to an increase in inequality

(yusuf at August 30, 2018 11:17 am)

yes laws can increase inequality because sometimes the laws make it easier for police to arrest poorer people

(Joseph at August 30, 2018 11:21 am)

I agree Joseph- do you thin that rich people are not arrested because they do not break the law? Or do they break the law and get away with it because they are rich?

(Charlie, UK at August 30, 2018 11:26 am)

I think that laws do create inequality because rich people and poor people have to pay the same taxes

(maganda paul at August 30, 2018 11:34 am)

Should taxes make everyone equal? Or should they just reduce the inequality gap??

(Anonymous at August 30, 2018 11:36 am)

Yes the laws lead to poverty because we have to buy items like sugar at high prices. The laws also mean that we have no freedom and we suffer because the country is unstable and we need other developed countries to support us.

(Yusuf at August 30, 2018 11:51 am)

Religiously, some laws favor men than women for example women are not given chance to leadership in Islam

(Zubaili Uganda at August 30, 2018 11:53 am)

I agree Zubaili – how can we get the laws to be more equal?

(Charlie, UK at August 30, 2018 11:55 am)

yes, like president of Uganda sells land for the people, laws do not work. Also when there is problem with the police poor people are suspected more than the rich

(John (Uganda) at August 30, 2018 12:27 pm)

Based on the age differences, some laws favour the adult, hence leaving the young discriminated.

(Joseph (Uganda) at August 30, 2018 12:29 pm)

Interesting point Joseph- do you think we need more young people as lawmakers?

(Charlie, UK at August 30, 2018 12:37 pm)

some laws discriminate different areas based on geographic region. For example good roads are only found in urban areas

(Zubaili (Uganda) at August 30, 2018 12:38 pm)

Not really because the laws are set in the right way, but what spoils every thing are the implementation and that is the leaders, politicians and police hence making it of no values

(Zubaili (Uganda) at August 30, 2018 12:50 pm)

Having more young people as politicians will allow our to be heard

(Ssekate (uganda) at August 30, 2018 12:55 pm)

Yes because other political leaders kill the innocent, sell and grab people land in society.

(Zubaili (Uganda) at August 30, 2018 1:02 pm)
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We think laws don’t deliberately try to increase inequality and poverty, but sometimes it does happen. When this does happen, people should speak up as much as they can to try and make changes so it doesn’t happen anymore.

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Posted by Dan & Xander
Answered on August 30, 2018 12:35 pm

Yes this is seen on the side of distribution and allocation of resources laws are there but not followed like when it comes to resource allocation there is some imbalances

(Robert, Uganda at August 30, 2018 12:42 pm)

If the laws aren’t followed and the laws are good then imbalances can happen. There’s no point having laws that work if they are not being followed or properly monitored and policed.

(Dan & Xander, UK at August 30, 2018 12:44 pm)

DAN, I don’t agree with you to some extent, because people have spoken a lot but there is always no change or any action taken so that is why there is increased inequality in society.

(sarah(uganda) at August 30, 2018 12:49 pm)

So how can changes be made that are needed do you think Sarah?

(Dan & Xander, UK at August 30, 2018 12:54 pm)

Do you not believe that people can change and positive change could be made Sarah? How shall we tackle inequality otherwise?

(Becca UK at August 30, 2018 12:54 pm)

I think that there is power in numbers, one person speaking out will not necessarily lead to change, but organising effectively and speaking out as a group can lead to change.

(Charlie, UK at August 30, 2018 1:01 pm)
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The UK government have considered bringing in Voter ID laws and other countries already have these. This would mean that people in society who do not have ID cannot vote – and typically those without ID are those in poverty- therefore there voice cannot be heard and inequality remains.

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Posted by Anonymous
Answered on August 30, 2018 12:34 pm
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Inequitable policies, practices, and institutions create two lived experiences; 1) where specific populations shape & benefit from inequity but believe they’ve earned their advantages, 2) where the rest experience the consequences of the inequities happening TO them

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Posted by Monica, USA
Answered on August 30, 2018 12:11 pm

Systemic gaps limit opportunitues to repair any consequences that may have been unintended, but most policy makers prioritize capital generation over whether a policy improves community health for those that earn below the median income level

(Monica, USA at August 30, 2018 12:14 pm)

Sadly, bc historic policies & practices that were directly tied to xenophobia and social segregation by race, class, & immigration status created intergenerational health & economic impacts that were never repaired, policies that neglect the poor often harm these same populations

(Monica, USA at August 30, 2018 12:17 pm)

Our current laws not only create and reinforce poverty and poor community health, they create racial, gender, and class disparities at a populations level

(Monica, USA at August 30, 2018 12:27 pm)

Until we create policies & institutional practices that build the capacity of those who earn below the median income to build & create economic mobility for themselves, our policies will not only create disparate health & economic outcomes, but reinforce the ‘deserving poor’ myth

(Monica, USA at August 30, 2018 12:27 pm)

Based on age difference some laws favour the adults hence leaving the young discriminated

(Joseph, Uganda at August 30, 2018 12:33 pm)

No our laws are good and if people implement them well they bring equality

(Moreen, Uganda at August 30, 2018 12:35 pm)

So do we just need better regulation?

(Charlie, UK at August 30, 2018 12:46 pm)
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I don’t think laws by themselves increase poverty and inequality but because they are often about deciding how to give out resources they can have a real impact on poverty. Good laws that improve education for all people, set wages that give people enough to live on can help reduce poverty and inequality.

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Posted by Rodger, UK
Answered on August 30, 2018 12:05 pm

Not really because the laws are set in the right way but what spoils everything is implementors and is the leaders hence making it of no value…..

(Sarah, Uganda at August 30, 2018 12:32 pm)

Yes because other political leaders kill innocent sell and grab people’s land

(John, Uganda at August 30, 2018 12:32 pm)

I think laws do create inequality because rich people and poor people have to pay the same taxes.

(Ibra, Uganda at August 30, 2018 12:32 pm)

YES laws increase disunity / divisions in our society because the government influences such behaviors in people.

(Gava Uganda at August 30, 2018 1:04 pm)

The implementors of the law mistreat the poor people in society which increases poverty in society.

(Gava Uganda at August 30, 2018 1:12 pm)
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Absolutely. Our systems are designed & shaped by those who already have access to resources to increase their bargaining power.

Those who earn below the median income didn’t end up there by chance. Systemic gaps were engineered through urban planning & segregation policies.

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Posted by the Playmaker
Answered on August 30, 2018 12:04 pm
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No, because the police have failed to keep the law and order. Instead, they are very corrupt. They ask for money that people do not have.

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Posted by Yusuf, Jinja
Answered on August 30, 2018 11:53 am

Is it the police who enforce the laws who cause the inequality? OR is it the lawmakers in government who cause the inequality??

(Anonymous at August 30, 2018 12:20 pm)

the law makers in the government.

(fataha[uganda] at August 30, 2018 12:54 pm)
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Most laws seem to be short term focused and they dont work on the bigger issues like climate change or homelessness seriously enough. How can we change this around?

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Posted by Fiona UK
Answered on August 30, 2018 11:45 am

I think this links to our political system being short term so people want to create laws that are popular and help to get them re-elected. We need to move past this and start thinking longer term if we really want t tackle inequality and homelessness. Sometimes what is popular is not always what is fair and right.

(Nicola UK at August 30, 2018 12:45 pm)
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Posted by SALVE Uganda
Answered on August 30, 2018 11:42 am
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Housing is a human right according to the @UN but has been left to market forces.

Governments have played dumb even though they are the law makers.

To make housing universal we must remove shelter as an investment for those that have capital & return it to function of survival

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Posted by James, UK
Answered on August 30, 2018 11:39 am
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It’s people not laws who create inequality. We need to get people acting better then things will change.

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Posted by Bill Uk
Answered on August 30, 2018 11:01 am

Does anyone have any thoughts on how this can be achieved?

(Anonymous at August 30, 2018 11:06 am)

in uganda we have private and government schools which helps to inequality

(Emmanuel (Uganda) at August 30, 2018 11:26 am)

yes, some laws favor particular classes of people for example the rich instead of the poor.

(Gava Uganda at August 30, 2018 11:30 am)

No, the laws regulate the behaviors of some people.

(Gava Uganda at August 30, 2018 11:32 am)

No, because without laws people can behave any how.

(Zubaili Uganda at August 30, 2018 11:34 am)

So do laws work or are they just ignored?

(Anonymous at August 30, 2018 11:38 am)
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I believe that in a capitalist society/economy, inequality will grow unless kept in check. It is a governments and the lawmakers job to help combat inequality and keep things more even. Things will never be perfectly equal and we economies would break down if they were (everyone needs incentives to better themselves) but it seems inequality is increasing in the western world (UK/USA/Europe) where I live. Politicians and lawmakers are currently not doing enough in my opinion to keep things more equal.

To answer the question more specifically to where I live, inequality seems to have increased in recent times. As the government of the last 10 years has cut welfare and help for the poor in many different ways, this has made the poor even poorer and dragged even more people down into poverty.

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Posted by Anonymous
Answered on August 30, 2018 9:39 am

poor governance and corruption helps to creates inequality

(Jose (Uganda) at August 30, 2018 11:17 am)
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YES- Many countries have laws saying that men and women should be paid equally- but research has shown that $160 trillion is lost globally because men are paid more – is the equality?
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/may/31/gender-pay-gap-costs-global-economy-160tn-world-bank-study

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Posted by Charlie, UK
Answered on August 30, 2018 9:12 am

no government people are corrupt

(fataha at August 30, 2018 11:25 am)
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Many countries in the world use laws to oppress certain (perceived) groups in their societies. We can #challenge this with #thoughtful & #creative & #persistent #activism. Because little by little we travel far! #BeTheChange #ThursdayThoughts @InequalityQ

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Posted by Vero, UK
Answered on August 30, 2018 9:03 am

yes same people in the govenment are previlaged

(fataha at August 30, 2018 11:16 am)
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Current political and legal setting/s in the UK present/s forms of #structural & quiet #violence against many leaving them poorer & with more barriers to tackle. #ThursdayThoughts @InequalityQ

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Posted by Vero, UK
Answered on August 30, 2018 9:01 am

in uganda there is bribery of government officials such as police this increases inequality

(Emmanuel (Uganda) at August 30, 2018 11:52 am)

to this we must increase accountability of police

(Jose (Uganda) at August 30, 2018 12:39 pm)
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“NO”- people do not follow the laws- see picture attached.

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Posted by Namixondo, Patrick, Uganda
Answered on August 30, 2018 8:46 am
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Yes it does because of corruption, for example, most people in the government of offices promote tribalism hence leaving other tribes and regions undeveloped.

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Posted by Blessing
Answered on August 30, 2018 8:29 am

yes because criminality is just increasing despite the laws being there.

(joseph at August 30, 2018 11:10 am)
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It is not always the law that is the problem, but how people are putting it into practice. Are they doing it honestly and with good values?

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Posted by Wes UK
Answered on August 30, 2018 8:20 am

Police and others mistake these laws and that can lead to inequality in Uganda

(Hadijah, Uganda at August 30, 2018 8:42 am)

What can be done to make sure laws are put into practice correctly?

(Anonymous at August 30, 2018 10:37 am)

no same laws favour paticular classes of people forexample favour the rich to the poor.

(fataha[uganda] at August 30, 2018 12:35 pm)
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In America it feels like inequality is growing and that the laws we have are adding to that. We need to rethink the political and legal system.

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Posted by Adam, USA
Answered on August 29, 2018 11:18 am

Yes it does because of too much freedom which is given to people that makes them to do anything that they like, for example rioting in politics which causes destruction in public.

(Asiya , Uganda at August 30, 2018 8:40 am)
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No it is people who create inequality and poverty through their actions not the laws.

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Posted by David UK
Answered on August 20, 2018 4:30 pm

not true

(fataha[uganda] at August 30, 2018 12:37 pm)
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YES!!! They are made by people with power and money to benifit people with power and money. The only way to change is to have a more proportional system of people making laws and not just the rich elites.

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Posted by Freida UK
Answered on August 13, 2018 1:30 pm

They can bring inequality. E.g. in Jinja they are constructing a new bridge where you have to pay some money then you pass. That brings inequality for those poor people and rich people.

(David at August 30, 2018 8:32 am)

1. Current Laws are selfish
2. They don’t fulfil their promises which causes enemies

(Aperi, Aftar, Moses, Uganda at August 30, 2018 8:51 am)
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Posted by Paul
Answered on August 10, 2018 12:21 pm

In Uganda they arrest us for being on the streets. This law is not helping us children. We ran away for reasons.

(Musa, Uganda at August 20, 2018 4:28 pm)

yes the current laws have increased inequlity since some lows donot favour children on the streets they are cought by the police and un lowfull beaten.

(fataha[uganda] at August 30, 2018 12:47 pm)
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I don’t know.

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Posted by Alex
Answered on August 6, 2018 11:29 am

It is really difficult to say because I think the government likes to think that they are always helping but if they were then there would be less poverty and inequality in our communities

(Anonymous at August 30, 2018 10:28 am)
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