Social Inclusion

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Poverty alone is not a comprehensive marker of deprivation. Race, ethnicity, gender, religion, place of residence, disability status, age, HIVAIDS status, sexual orientation or other stigmatized markers, confer disadvantage that excludes people from a range of processes and opportunities.

Social Exclusion

Social exclusion (or marginalization) is social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society.

Social exclusion is the process in which individuals or entire communities of people are systematically blocked from (or denied full access to) various rights, opportunities and resources that are normally available to members of a different group, and which are fundamental to social integration within that particular group (e.g., housing, employment, healthcare, civic engagement, democratic participation, and due process).

Such exclusionary forms of discrimination may also apply to people with a disability, minorities, drug users, Care Leavers, "Person living with HIV Aids", or young people. Anyone who appears to deviate in any way from the "perceived norm" of a population may thereby become subject to coarse or subtle forms of social exclusion.

The outcome of social exclusion is that affected individuals or communities are prevented from participating fully in the economic, social, and political life of the society in which they live.


Social inclusion is central to ending extreme poverty and fostering shared prosperity.

Social inclusion is both an outcome and a process of improving the terms on which people take part in society.

CENGSSUD conducts research on the best strategies to talk about race in order to move racially equitable policies. CENGSSUD trains grassroots organizations, national advocacy organizations, and government agencies on how to talk about race effectively and socially exclusive.

We can build a vibrant and just society, but we must have policy ideas that transform what is possible. CENGSSUD works with our expert partners to understand the structures and systems that perpetuate the exclusion of communities of color, and shed light on the negative effects on us all. With our partners, we develop community-level solutions and national policy proposals. At CENGSSUD we believe both are essential to galvanize a movement to build an inclusive nation.

Social inclusion aims to empower poor and marginalized people to take advantage of burgeoning global opportunities. It ensures that people have a voice in decisions which affect their lives and that they enjoy equal access to markets, services and political, social and physical spaces.

Social inclusion is a central tenet in the World Bank Group's dual goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity.

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