What Is Social Justice?
The whole world is deeply connected. 2020 has made this strikingly clear; the pandemic, the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, the rise of populism and nationalism, the spreading of misinformation, inequality, and discrimination. Every human is feeling the effects of these problems to varying degrees, though some more than others.
The Black Lives Matter protests have unearthed a deep problem that has been swept under the carpet for hundreds of years; that people of colour are disproportionately affected by many of our shared global problems. Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral aspects of our makeup and should never lead to discrimination or abuse. 71 countries and 75 jurisdictions currently criminalise LGBT people. Discriminations against age, disability, marriage and pregnancy continue to infiltrate societies. Moreover, women in every group bear the brunt of each of global problems.
Governments, businesses, and individuals have an opportunity to make positive change and create social justice and social value daily; and this requires education, planning, and action.