When is World Day of Social Justice?
February 20th is World Day of Social Justice.
What is World Day of Social Justice?
Modern slavery is increasing. Poverty remains a worldwide pandemic. And one thing is certain: technology cannot solve human problems for us. World Day of Social Justice raises global awareness about poverty, exclusion, and unemployment.
Whenever opposing cultures find themselves elbow to elbow, prejudice will probably raise its hateful head. It’s not uncommon for minority groups to be excluded socially and economically. It happens all over the world. On World Day of Social Justice, advocates for human dignity and social development promote gender equality and the rights of migrants and indigenous peoples.
Social justice is requires the removal of barriers people face because of their gender, age, religion, culture, ethnicity, or the many other traits that oppressive environments use to isolate and subdue vulnerable populations. World Day of Social Justice promotes peaceful and prosperous coexistence through the development of people in danger of persecution.
Facts about World Day of Social Justice!
- More than a billion people have no access to clean water in developing countries.
- Among the deaths that occurred during armed conflicts since 1990, 90% of those deaths were civilians, and 80% were women and children.
- In sub-Saharan Africa, 25% of kids between 5 and 17 years old are forced laborers.
- Low-income populations and minorities tend to live and work in areas disproportionately exposed to pollution. It’s true even in America.
- The UN established World Day of Social Justice in 2007.
How to celebrate World Day of Social Justice:
- Attend an event that focuses on poverty and exclusion, perhaps at a local college or school.
- Donate to organizations that advocate for vulnerable populations. Then promote them on social media.
What’s the hashtag for World Day of Social Justice?
Use #WorldDayofSocialJustice on social media to fight for social justice.