Social justice is still a distant dream for millions. In 2020, the world still has six hundred million people living in extreme poverty. They live on 1.5 dollars a day or even lesser. The definition of social justice has changed over the decades. If it once meant equal access to food, clothing, and shelter; now it is about living with integrity, good education, proper healthcare, and so forth. If you look at the happiest countries in the world, you’ll see they have free access to healthcare, education and is a corruption-free democracy. Social justice is a human right, it is essential for achieving a well-rounded society. Below are the main reasons why social justice is of utmost importance-
Human segregation based on race, nationality, gender, religion has come a long way. Even though the world as a whole is speaking up against such discrimination, it is not enough. In the US alone, more than 7000 hate-crimes got reported under the 2019 stats. The world is becoming an inter-cultural hub, and diversity is acceptable! Social justice would serve as an end to all kinds of discrimination.
Equal Healthcare System
Lack of basic-healthcare is rooted in the inadequacies of the political and social system. Any tax paying citizen has the right to free healthcare products and services. Only thirty-two countries have a free-healthcare system. A family who cannot afford three meals a day won’t be able to satisfy their girl child’s menstrual sanitation needs. Such problems arise from the lack of social justice in healthcare. Menstrual hygiene is every women’s human right. Developing countries treat citizens as mere taxpayers, but that shouldn’t be the case.
Promotes Economic Equality
Around 90% of countries have a minimum wage system. But due to social, political, and bureaucratic corruptions, most manual-laborers do not get any benefit out of this. Economic equity is another problem that requires immediate social justice. A secured financial capability is every adult’s right.
Better Educational Opportunity for All
According to UNESCO’s 2014 reports, 264 million children do not have access to education. It is very unpleasant to know that still, so many children are out of school. The world has gone digital, yet millions of young people are working for a day’s meal. Many European countries offer tuition-free education to its citizens as well as international students! It’s 2020; the lack of schooling needs elimination through social justice!
Every society thrives on its citizen. Societies that run on bureaucratic missions will not become a well-rounded country for all. Social justice should serve accountability. Agricultural laborers construct the biggest percentage of employment, and they are also the major recipient of social injustice. Equal participation in a democracy plays a crucial role in establishing the social acceptance of every class.