Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are essential tenets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global objectives designed to address various social, economic, and environmental challenges. These concepts are not only integral to specific SDGs but also permeate the entire framework, emphasizing the need for equitable and inclusive approaches in all aspects of development.

SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality) are directly connected to the principles of diversity and inclusion. SDG 10 aims to reduce inequality within and among countries. This involves taking measures to ensure the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, regardless of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other status. It calls for the elimination of discriminatory laws, policies, and practices, providing equal opportunities and reducing disparities, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized groups.

SDG 5 focuses on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. This goal underscores the need for ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere, and it involves various targets including the elimination of violence, ensuring women's full participation in leadership and decision-making, and guaranteeing equal rights to economic resources. By promoting gender equality, SDG 5 directly contributes to the broader objective of creating inclusive societies.

Furthermore, diversity and inclusion are crucial in achieving SDG 4 (Quality Education), which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. This involves addressing disparities in access to education and ensuring that vulnerable populations, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations, receive equal opportunities for education. Inclusive education is a foundation for building more inclusive societies, as it prepares all individuals to participate fully in their communities and economies.

SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) also embodies the values of diversity and inclusion. It promotes sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. This includes advocating for equal pay for work of equal value, promoting safe and inclusive working environments, and reducing the gender pay gap. By ensuring that all individuals have access to decent work opportunities and are treated fairly in the workplace, SDG 8 plays a pivotal role in advancing inclusive economic growth.

The pursuit of diversity and inclusion is indispensable for realizing the vision of the SDGs. These principles are not confined to specific goals but are woven throughout the entire framework, reflecting the understanding that a fair, sustainable, and prosperous world can only be achieved when all individuals, regardless of their background or circumstances, have the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from development. The SDGs recognize that addressing inequalities, empowering marginalized groups, and ensuring inclusive participation are essential for sustainable development, and they call on all stakeholders, including governments, businesses, civil society, and individuals, to work towards these objectives.

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing as well as Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities by examining Pharmacoepigenetics as an emerging field and the relation of epigenetic mechanisms to treatment response to inform treatment selection.
This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing as well as Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities by presenting the design, execution, and test results of the dyslexia health management system; and highlighting the high potential for worldwide deployment using blockchain technology.
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Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression: Road to Novel Therapeutics, Volume , 1 January 2022

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing as well as Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities by reviewing the data on clinical and epidemiological predictors of antidepressant response, or predictors of treatment-resistant depression and discussing the possible prognostic value of clinical features, like severity, chronicity, subtypes of depression, comorbidities, history of trauma, and epidemiological features like gender, age, sociodemographic status.
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Neurobiology of Brain Disorders: Biological Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders, Second Edition, Volume , 1 January 2022

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities by providing a framework for understanding neurodevelopment, explore the detection and diagnosis of developmental disabilities, describe techniques for investigation of the mechanisms of these disorders, and present principles of management.
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Pickwell's Binocular Vision Anomalies (Sixth Edition)
2022, Pages 91-95

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing as well as Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities by providing diagnostic occlusion and investigative occlusion for better patient outcomes..
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Sex and Gender Bias in Technology and Artificial Intelligence: Biomedicine and Healthcare Applications, Volume, 1 January 2022

This content advances goals 4, 5 and 10 by highlighting sex and gender inequality in precision medicine and the socioeconomic determinants of health.
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Sex and Gender Bias in Technology and Artificial Intelligence: Biomedicine and Healthcare Applications, Volume , 1 January 2022

This content advances goals 4, 5 and 10 by highlighting sex and gender biases in Big Data for biomedicine and healthcare.
This article advances goals 4, 5, and 10 by examining disparities in minority participation in surgical oncology clinical trials.
This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health as well as Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities by bringing to light research on HPV and breast cancer in women.
A Review on the mental health of transgender and gender non-conforming people in China, in the context of SDGs 3 and 5, focusing on the specific actions needed to improve mental health in this population by reducing discrimination and fostering social awareness and acceptance.

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