The disparity between the rich and poor is growing day by day. A lot of work needs to be done to empower people, protect them and ensure their voices are heard. When we talk about social justice we actually mean promotion of gender equality and rights of people in distress. According to Fiinovation, social justice is when there is peaceful and prosperous co-existence within and among the countries. Social justice can be achieved only when we overcome the bottlenecks related to gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. 20th February is observed as the World Social Justice Day to promote social justice through employment and honourable livelihood, gender equity, fundamental rights and access to social well-being and justice for all.
It is important to recognize that inclusive development is a prerequisite while looking at maintaining international relations. As the world adopted the Millennium Development Goals there have been significant efforts in the areas of health and gender equality, including steady progress towards equal access of girls and boys to primary education. Fiinovation, have been working with various development agencies, donors & NGOs across India that have been implementing social development programmes of similar nature.
The team at Fiinovation understands the relevance of looking beyond 2015 and focusing on global sustainable development agenda. That would entail targeting poverty with the support of government and NGOs, private sector and other stakeholders like academicians and scientists through a systematic approach and in depth research. Together we have to set up new target indicators for social empowerment, which look at social determinants of health and other sectors addressing the needs of the community. Our next development agenda should include empowerment and social justice as important factors that can be measured with set targets.
There is need to serve the vulnerable and harness their potential. We should work towards enhancing the capacities of women and children in the developing and underdeveloped countries. As we put our efforts together, we can hope that a sustainable and equal future lies ahead of us.
‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.’ -Margaret Mead