Sangati Jogwar

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  • The World Day of Social Justice is celebrated every year on February 20.
  • The day aims to imbibe in the minds of the people the importance of social justice.

Just one day is never enough to eradicate injustice from the society. But it is necessary to dedicate one particular day to a good cause so that at least an awareness about the same is created in the society that has been battling with blistering issues of injustice and gruesome behavioural patterns. That is why World Day of Social Justice is celebrated every year on February 20.

The day aims to imbibe in the minds of the people the importance of social justice directly linked to political representation and financial sufficiency. Be it discrimination due to caste, creed, and religion, differentiating people due to their race and ethnicity, or gender inequality, any element or cause that give more importance to social injustice needs to be addressed and eliminated.

History of World Day of Social Justice

The United Nations recognised the World Day of Social Justice so that peace can be restored and growth can be promoted among the developed countries while they help the third-world developing nations to grow. The decision was taken after a world summit focussed on the global strategy of social justice was organised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Later on, the United Nations took a revised look at this global strategy at an event in New York. On November 26, 2005, the global organisation declared that February 20 would be celebrated as the World Day of Social Justice.

Accordingly, the first World Day of Social Justice was celebrated on February 20, 2007. The intention was to promote the fight against biasedness related to caste, gender, race, religion and class on worldwide scale. In many places across the globe, citizens are even deprived of their fundamental rights and are not given equal opportunities when it comes to financial stability, employment and education.

The United Nations believes that social justice is quintessential so that everyone can enjoy freedom and live with dignity. By creating awareness more people will be able to use their fundamental rights and grow and prosper.

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