It’s International Day of Social Justice. 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. 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.
The pursuit of social justice for all seeks to promote development and human dignity. The Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization recently adopted by the #UN focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.
So I stand here to speak for #SocialInclusion for the physically challenged in the society. They too have a fair hearing. They too need to be included in the decision making processes of a nation. They too need to hold political officers. They too need to be given equal opportunities. At least 19 million Nigerians are living with disabilities…. So if you’re really compassionate you will ACT!