Today, February 20th, is World Day of Social Justice. Such an important topic with so many countries in conflict and people fleeing violence, oppression, and persecution.
According to the UN website:
"Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.
For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN system’s commitment to social justice. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.
2019 theme: If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. The ILO estimates that currently about 2 billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected situations, of whom more than 400 million are aged 15 to 29.
Job creation, better quality jobs, and better access to jobs for the bottom 40 per cent have the potential to increase incomes and contribute to more cohesive and equitable societies and thus are important to prevent violent conflicts and to address post-conflict challenges."
In honor of World Social Justice Day, Greenwood Garden Goodies will make a donation of fresh microgreens to the Greenwood City Food Bank. We believe that access to healthy, local, organic food helps to contribute to "more cohesive and equitable societies." Let's continue to find ways to obtain social justice in our small communities so that our local work fans out into the wider world. How can we each work towards social justice?