In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein
Social Justice is the ability people have to realize their potential within society, and generally used to make reference to a set of institutes that will allow people to lead a satisfying life and be influential contributors to their society. The idea of social justice determines that people have equal rights and opportunities, from the impoverished on the margins of society to the wealthiest deserves to be treated the same.
Today, there are many vulnerable demographics in need of protection, as per the current statistics pointing to a widening gap between the rich and poor, the unequal distribution of resources and wealth. Even with advent of the internet, which has fostered a new interactive society and communication medium as well as enlightening society, social injustice is still prevalent within our societies.
Acknowledging the above, the World Day of Social Justice is commemorated and observed to inspire and motivate young people to have an idea on how social justice affects the pursuit of; poverty eradication, full employment, gender equality and justice as the pillar for social groups. United Nations General Assembly determined to observe this day with ceremonies of respect. World Day of Social Justice is a day for all countries to take existing and real actions to give a meaning to the values of human dignity, worthy of honor and respect.
Here at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), we recognize the World Day of Social Justice together with the international community, and the importance of the youth addressing the issues of inequality, justice and integrity, so as to promote harmony, unity and equal rights within society.
Thus, we urge that this day be used as a reminder of the importance of knowledge of basic human rights. Our encouragement is also extended to the young people fighting for social justice, to take a stand, however small, to affect others lives in a positive way, especially those in need of protection. So, let us unite to hail a halt toward injustice and take a step towards a just World!
HAPPY WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE!