What is social justice? Typically associated with ideas of equality, freedom and common good, many believe it has lost its meaning and has become more of a buzz word for activists and campaigners. It’s easy to think of what it’s not… it’s not gender inequality, government censorship, racism or homophobia.
Today is the World Day of Social Justice. An opportunity to focus our attention on efforts to tackle the many injustices persisting across the world.
TO US, social justice is access to quality healthcare for all. Access to quality health care should never depend on where you live, how much money you have, your race, gender or age. Vulnerable and marginalised communities often face substantial barriers in their fight for access to quality and affordable healthcare. The world’s deadliest diseases Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis disproportionately affect the world’s poorest populations killing thousands each year.
Heavily interconnect, the basic right to health has a huge impact upon and is affected by many other rights, including the right to food, housing, work, education, non-discrimination, access to information, and participation. When healthcare is accessible, affordable and it’s importance is understood, families can send their children to school, develop their livelihoods and save for emergencies. Good health provision is a gateway to improved outcomes.
We are working to secure Health Justice. Through provision, training and community discussions we are working with the worlds most cut off communities to ensure no one is left behind. Working to ensure sustainable healthy futures and essential access to essential health care. We also campaign for equality of health, from demanding medical development based on need, not profit to demanding the war of drugs considers how those in the developing work are affected. Health is a right, not a privilege.
What does social justice mean to YOU?