World Day of Social Justice

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. The ILO estimates that currently about 2 billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected situations, of whom more than 400 million are aged 15 to 29. These people are at increased risk of being trafficked or falling victim to modern day enslavement.

Peace, prosperity, and sustainable development depends on a just society. When we fight for gender equality or the rights of indigenous populations, we reduce the risk that a girl will fall victim to sex trafficking or an indigenous person will be forced to work mining charcoal. Removing barriers to opportunity and access people face due to their age, ethnicity, disability, gender, culture, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity also makes it less likely they will become enslaved due to desperation.

For more information about how the UN is fighting injustice, click the button above. You can also learn about other international efforts at fighting modern day enslavement and human trafficking. 

Forms of Abolition:
Awareness, Empowerment

Forms of Slavery:
Domestic Servitude, Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor, Bonded Labor, Child Labor, Forced Marriage