By eliminating discrimination based on age, appearance, race, ethnicity, gender, religion and/or sexual orientation we can ensure a fair society. Though “equal opportunity” is a term often used in the workplace, it’s also essential for public services like schooling, housing and voting. Today, for example, only 30% of girls are enrolled in secondary school worldwide. Additionally, though girls and women perform 66% of the work, produce 50% of the world’s food, they earn only 10% of the world’s income. In protecting our most vulnerable, we also have to consider ageism. Globally, people are younger and older than ever before. There are 893 million people over the age of 60, and that number is expected to rise to 2.4 billion by the middle of this century. Likewise, there are roughly 1 billion 12-to-18 year olds, with approximately 9 out of 10 living in the developing world. Without tackling pre-existing bias and discrimination of any kind, the most vulnerable groups of people will continue to be at high risk.