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World Day of Social Justice

5 key principles of social Justice

  1. Access to resources

  2. Equity

  3. Participation

  4. Diversity

  5. Human Rights

World Day Of Social Justice is observed every year on February 20th.

Social justice refers to equal opportunities, distribution of wealth, healthcare facilities and privileges within a society. Social justice also includes human rights and looking after people who have historically faced discrimination based on race, religion, sex and economic background. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in the last one year, the alarming inequalities have been exposed like never before and hence World Day of Social Justice assumes great importance. World Day of Social Justice is a United Nations designated day observed in countries across the world.

The concept of social justice first emerged in the 19th century when the wide disparities in wealth and amenities perpetuated through the social structure of the times. During the Industrial Revolution, philosophers and activists first attempted to promote equality and stop exploitation of marginalized people.

The main objective is to address social injustice and collectively work towards eliminating poverty, illiteracy, physical, gender, and religious discrimination to build a just and socially integrated society.

How can we promote social justice?

  • Examine your beliefs and habits

  • Educate yourself about social justice issues

  • Discover your local organizations

  • Take positive action in your own community

  • Harness the power of social media

  • Attend demonstrations and protests

  • Volunteer

  • Donate

(Source: United Nations)


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