Saluting The Heroes On World Day of Social Justice

There are some things some us take for granted. Spare some time for those who laid down their lives.
And never take anything for granted.

The Human Lens

The UN celebrates annually 20 February as World Day of Social Justice (Social Justice Equality Day) an international day that recognizes the need to promote social justice. 

It also promotes and strengthens efforts for tackling issues of poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. 

Its vital for any healthy society that can provide equal rights to its citizens because that’s the only way societies and nations flourish without any discrimination under peaceful circumstances.

2020 Theme: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”

The mission of social justice and equity cannot be achieved without the presence of human rights workers, defenders, activists, writers, common people, youth and others that continue to battle on the front lines, in their communities and through open spaces despite the risks involved.

This post is dedicated to all such courageous heroes of 2019 that lost their lives in the fight for human rights.


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5 thoughts on “Saluting The Heroes On World Day of Social Justice

  1. In keeping with this theme, how about checking out Jerry Alato’s latest post.
    I won’t be watching this movie because it would make me sick. I “remember” too well what it was like to become a targeted enemy of the Gestapo and the SS – a most vivid past life remembrance. But for those who question the institutional violence arising all around them at this time and still don’t “get it” a look back may be salutary.

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      • First, apologies for misspelling Jerry’s name, it’s Jerry Alatalo. There is no “formula” for approaching such a place but we know, based on how few the examples that taking such a stance is the ultimate path of courage, in this case, for Franz and his wife Jani: what did she suffer, before, during and after, wondering perhaps if she did the right thing to encourage him? Why is it always so much easier to contemplate tackling these issues with violence even knowing the outcome is hopeless and we will die anyway? Why must we play this “exceptional” role, that some people including the self, are worth more and should be protected while others are deserving of death through no fault of their own simply because they fall on the wrong side of a belief system or are of a different race? That is the essence of fascism and that ugliest of faces ever worn by Earthians is rearing its ugly head all over the “democratic” world as I write. Where do we think this is going to take us, assuming we’re doing any thinking?


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