BIG WORDS • AND BIG ISSUES • Today is World Day of Social Justice, the theme: ‘Workers on the Move: The Quest for Social Justice’.
The majority of migration today is linked to the search for decent work opportunities. According to UN figures, there are an estimated 258m international migrants, of which roughly 150m are migrant workers.
Increasingly, climate change is also driving migration as traditional farming methods and the work it offers are coming under threat with the number of migrants seeking asylum in Europe due to climate change set to triple by the end of the century.
Limitless economic growth that brings riches to few and leave the many in poverty counters sustainability. Equally, a certain level of productivity is needed to provide the prosperity for both individuals, organisations and governments to make environmentally friendly choices.
I think our duty today is to find a way for both economic growth and sustainability to coexist.
Over on F + C today, my attempt at making sense of what this all means for the UKs future. I (attempt) to explore the UK's productivity levels and the importance this has on the social justice aspect of the environmental movement.
It could be enlightening or it could be pure waffle!!!
Let me know your thoughts on this topic.
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Our motto for the World Day of Social Justice. Take a sec today to focus on equality and coexistence, and challenge yourself: what can you do to improve inclusivity in your community? Tag a friend and get talkin' - the solution starts with you ⠀
Lemonader @lissettecalv, capturing our motto in Downtown Stamford
Today is Social Justice Day. Something most of us take for granted but still too many don’t have access to.
Without the people who dare to envisage the world a different way or who dare to have a dream and speak out the progress that’s already been made wouldn’t have been.
So today is about acknowledging them and the incredible strides that have been made. It’s easy to get swept up in how much change needs to still be made, because it does, and that can feel overwhelming. But if you also stop and look back on how far things have progressed it gives you hope for how far we’ll go.
2018 already feels like a year of huge change with issues coming to the forefront and real actual change being a result. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So here’s to the ones who dream and lead us all forward.