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Toward Social Justice

Tomorrow, February 20,  is World Day for Social Justice - a time to affirm efforts to tackling poverty, exclusion and unemployment through the promotion of gender equality as well as the rights of indigenous people, migrants, refugees and minorities. 

It was back in November, 2007, when the United Nations(UN) General Assembly(GA), passed a proclamation declaring February 20, as World Day for Social Justice because the international body recognized social justice, as the underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. Starting in 2009, World Day for Social Justice has been observed to remove barriers that people face because of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability, the UN has published on its website in honor of the day.

However, it appears that in 2017, the principles of social justice will need reaffirmation often as various conditions to limit social justice have continued, while some fresh barriers have recently surfaced threatening all progress that have made to sustaining social justice.

Therefore, today, tomorrow and beyond, humanity should seek to uphold the tenets of social justice and in doing so, an affirmation should be made to beat back all ambitions to tyranny and all policies that threaten to return humankind to the attitudes and norms of the 'Dark Ages'. Here's to social justice.