World Day of Social Justice

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2023 Date20 February 2023
2024 Date20 February 2024
World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice History

World Day of Social Justice seeks to raise awareness about social justice. The U.N defines social justice as an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within nations. This day aims to highlight the importance of social justice by promoting gender equality and the rights of indigenous peoples. It also aims to remove barriers that people may face involving their age, ethnicity, culture, religion, or disability.

World Day of Social Justice was established in 2007 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on February 20th.

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World Day of Social Justice Facts

  • The theme for World Day of Social Justice in 2022 was Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment.
  • According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there were 733 hate groups spread across the U.S. in 2021.

World Day of Social Justice Top Events and Things to Do

  • Explore 15 ways to advance social justice in your community.
  • Donate to reputable charities or organizations that work toward social justice. Some suggestions are the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and Campaign Zero.
  • Watch a film depicting the struggle for social justice. Here are our suggestions:
    Just Mercy (2019)
    Selma (2014)
    Lee Daniel's The Butler (2013)

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