Political discrimination based on illiteracy

Other Names:
Active political prejudice towards the illiterate

In certain countries, literacy tests must be passed before a person is allowed to vote. As modern methods of mass communication enable illiterate people to understand what they are doing in voting for one candidate or another, literacy tests are often maintained as a discouragement to certain sectors of the population. The most affected are women, low wage-earners, and indigenous people.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.10.2019 – 18:21 CEST