Social Justice

Women's Day

Social Justice

In 2007, a UN resolution designated 20 February as Social Justice Day. Shortly after its establishment, the collapse of the international financial markets began.

The aim of social justice is to tackle poverty, unemployment and social inequalities. Every state has the obligation to provide minimum financial and material support for all social groups and to protect them from destitution.

In the great crisis that our country is experiencing, without growth and wanting to defend itself by increasing state income, it has increased indirect taxes but has also imposed direct taxes, thus affecting the lower social strata.

Social injustice is experienced to a greater extent by elderly people, pensioners, large families and people with disabilities, who have no alternatives for securing the resources that would allow them to live in dignity.

According to Aristotle, ‘injustice’ is taking from someone more of the good and less of the bad.

Today we are all aware of the social injustice being done. It is the Church that practically demonstrates this by treating everyone equally, regardless of color, and providing equally what is needed. Also, many times the courts of the country also issue decisions with social justice as the main consideration.

I wonder today, when the state itself has brought about social injustices, who will protect the citizens? Who will enforce social justice? Since the state is doing injustice to its citizens, what should or what could citizens themselves do to bring about social justice?

Social Justice.

Pontiaki Gnomi Newspaper May 2013 Sheet number 51

By Nikos Pelekasis