I would like to define Social Justice as stipulated in UN definition; Social Justice as the principle that all persons are entitled to “basic human needs,” regardless of differences such as economic disparity, social class, gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or health. This view includes “the eradication of poverty and illiteracy, the establishment of sound environmental policy, and equality of opportunity for healthy personnel and social development.
Social Justice would serve as a benchmark for human dignity if the world bodies and nations incorporate to their leadership and try to work hard for every human being on this earth to realize the importance of the social justice. It is advocating for how best God created human being with special status to reflect His image. He gives colors which are difficult to tell which color is the best as the truth is with God the creator of all mankind. To my understanding the goodness lies on how we treat ourselves and respect humanity in regardless of race as definition has well stated.
However, we have a lot of challenges that make Social Justice hard to be fully enjoyed as follow; the challenge of achieving social justice against the background of the worldwide economic crisis; the challenge to implement the planned privatization in a way that the supply of basic social services for example water, heating, electricity, gas among others will not only meet the needs of all people but will remain affordable for all; how to fight corruption and establish rule of law which should provide security, justice and support also to those who are powerless, excluded or marginalized.
I would like to emphasis that everyone has a role in this and it begins by increasing widespread awareness of what corruption is and how its slows development for all; the challenge to a reality the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to health, the right to clean drinking water, the right to adequate housing and right to be protected for all people around the globe.
Let me also highlight the aspect of social justice for persons with disabilities. In 2008 the convention on the rights of the persons with disabilities came into force which if properly implemented would provide social justice to these persons. I would like to encourage Countries who have signed the convention to sign this convention which would strengthen the rights of hundreds of thousands of disabled persons.
Finally, when we always take care of the aforementioned issues of social justice then we will realize the fundamental benchmark of human dignity in this world.