EnACT

Title

Single Parent Initiative

LEAD Facilitator

Disha Dureja '22

LEAD Facilitator

Nathan Joseph '21

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #10: Reduced Inequalities

Start Date

28-4-2021 9:15 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 9:35 AM

Abstract

The eighth of thirteen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) focuses on promoting economic growth around the world. There is a particular group that has often been overlooked when considering economic hardships in the United States- single parents. The US has one of the highest rates of single parent households in the world. This disproportionately affects minority communities and communities of color. Currently, there are very few initiatives that support single mothers and even fewer for single fathers. We plan to advance the condition of single parents through educating people on how these families are trapped in the poverty cycle. The economic disparity of lone parents is fueled by the lack of awareness and support, both legislative and societal. There are initiatives and organizations to help these families, but without a change in public perception, they will be stuck in the endless cycle of poverty. Through further debate and discussion, we hope to pave the way to a better economic future for these families.

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Single Parent Initiative

The eighth of thirteen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) focuses on promoting economic growth around the world. There is a particular group that has often been overlooked when considering economic hardships in the United States- single parents. The US has one of the highest rates of single parent households in the world. This disproportionately affects minority communities and communities of color. Currently, there are very few initiatives that support single mothers and even fewer for single fathers. We plan to advance the condition of single parents through educating people on how these families are trapped in the poverty cycle. The economic disparity of lone parents is fueled by the lack of awareness and support, both legislative and societal. There are initiatives and organizations to help these families, but without a change in public perception, they will be stuck in the endless cycle of poverty. Through further debate and discussion, we hope to pave the way to a better economic future for these families.