The belief that every individual and group is entitled to fair and equal rights and participation in social, educational, and economic opportunities. The agenda for increasing understanding of oppression and inequality and taking action to overcome them. Museums can, and do, make an important contribution to social justice. SMC's publication Museums and Social Justice encourages everyone working in the museum sector to tackle inequalities and disadvantage.
Decency of labor, fair pay, honest treatment in the workplace, freedom from oppression of working people by the rich and genuine opportunity for advancement. Prosperity for those who honestly work, with improved conditions and freedom from drudgery.
redressing the situation whereby people with fewer choices (the poor and disadvantaged) often suffer most from discrimination (e.g. race, religion, gender, culture, ability, age) and a lack of acknowledgement of their human rights, access to services (e.g. health, educational) and infrastructure (e.g. water, energy, housing)
Equal treatment and equality of social and economic opportunity, irrespective of one's sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race/ethnicity, biological sex, national origin, age, or health status; a concept that, "Each person possesses an inviolability, founded on justice, that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override. For this reason, justice denies that the loss of freedom for some is made right by a greater good shared by others." (John Rawls)
which requires APS agencies when developing, implementing and evaluating their policies and programs to assess their social impact in terms of equity, equality, access and participation.
the concept that all people should have equal access to services and goods produced in a community.
Is based on the belief that each individual and group in a given society has a right to equal opportunity, fairness, civil liberties and participation in the social, education, economic, institutional and moral freedoms and responsibilities valued by the community.
Being entitled to the same rights and services as all other citizens.
The concept of social justice encompasses the work and struggles of people throughout the world for equality, democratic government, economic opportunity, intellectual freedom, environmental protection and human rights.
is a vision of society where rules are just and fair and resources are shared equitably among the members of the community, in the interests of the common good.
concerned with preventing human rights abuses and ensuring adherence to international law with regards to minority groups, women etc.
A concept based upon the belief that each individual and group within a given society has a right to civil liberties, equal opportunity, fairness, and participation in the educational, economic, institutional, social and moral freedoms and responsibilities valued by the community.
Enabling people to claim their human rights, meet their needs, and have greater control over the decision-making processes which affect their lives.
Equitable access to resources and the benefits derived from them; a system that recognizes inalienable rights and adheres to what is fair, honest, and moral.
The practice of promoting and protecting human rights and responsibilities, with a particular emphasis on the economic and social rights of societyâ€™s most vulnerable groups.
A popular movement to redistribute wealth, resources, and political power more equitably among the members of a society.
the activity of creating a world in which all may achieve the fullness of life intended for humankind by God. This activity cannot be relegated to the realm of the purely personal but is to affect every sphere of life, including the social, the economic, and the political. A Christian view of justice gives pride of place to those who are the last, littlest, and least in the Church and in society. Learn about social justice.
All social justice groups; such as Peace and Democracy, Reproductive Rights, Voluntary Simplicity.
A concept premised upon the belief that each individual and group within society is to be given equal opportunity, fairness, civil liberties and participation in the social, educational, economic, institutional and moral freedoms and responsibilities valued by the community.
Social justice mostly refers to an ideal of society, where "justice" refers to economic status rather than to the administration of laws. It is based on the idea of a society which gives individuals and groups fair treatment and a just share of the benefits of society, although what is "fair treatment" and a "just share" must remain unclear or subject to interpretation.