On November 26, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared that, starting from the sixty-third session, February 20th would be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice.

The General Assembly recognizes that social development and social justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security throughout the world and, in turn, social development and social justice cannot be attained in the absence of peace and security or in the absence of respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The USC Global Policy Institute dedicates the entire week to spotlighting critical social justice issues ongoing throughout the world.

As a part of our International Week of Social Justice, GPI will host a virtual keynote speaker event on the importance of nonprofit work in the field of international social justice, economic empowerment and human rights issues.

Additionally, scroll below to browse through our editorial blog dedicated to global social justice issues.

Social Justice Week Event

GPI is excited to welcome Dr. Sally Roever of WIEGO, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing. WIEGO is a global nonprofit organization aimed at empowering individuals, namely women, throughout the world in informal economies.

Join us for an engaging discussion on global women’s empowerment, economic justice and equity and the critical work of nonprofits in the international world.

Wednesday, February 17 at 5:00 p.m. PST

RSVP here
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International Week of Social Justice — Editorial Project

Throughout the week, the institute will also be highlighting current social justice issues throughout the world in our International Week of Social Justice editorial series. Fellows are writing on femicide and asylum claims in Latin America; ongoing political corruption in Eastern Europe; electoral repression and civil rights crackdowns in Africa; the role of NGOs in sustainability and natural resource protection and other pressing international challenges.

GPI International Week of Social Justice Editorial Project

Editors: Mia Speier, Ryan Witter, Matt Slade
Contributors: Ashley Abadeer, Bennett Rine, Maya Prakash, Delarai Sadeghitari, Jamie Schlegel, Amer Amache, Lan Duong, Sabrina Pierre, Matt Slade, Mia Speier