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Promoting social justice

Feb 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

Social justice is an important principle for the maintenance of peace and stability in any nation.

It is healthy for the progress of our small nation.

The idea of creating a society that is based on the principles of equality and justice with respect to human rights is essential, and that is what we are advocating for.

The need for us to also recognize the dignity of every human being is equally paramount.

We could advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face as a result of gender, age, race, tribe, culture, religion, or disability.

Providing the essentials of development to all Gambians and those living in the country irrespective of their political affiliation or tribe is a key way of advancing social justice and harmony.

We must continue to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, and promote protection of the rights of those who are helpless.

Social justice also calls for those entrusted with responsibility to ensure they deliver effectively in the best interest of the society.

Our society could be better for all inhabitants when we care for the homeless, the poor, disaster victims, the sick, as well as campaign for basic human rights for migrants and refugees, and people with disabilities and all.

We need to make the world more just for all; a world where people organise to emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression.

Indeed, we want to see a world where people recognise their social responsibilities, respect their individual differences, and have the opportunity to realise their full potential.

That is possible in any society where social justice prevails.

That is what we want to see in The Gambia!