Wednesday, 6 February 2013

UN Day of Social Justice, 20th February

'Social Justice means complete and genuine equality of all people.' Paul George, Executive Director Peninsula Peace and Justice Centre.

The 20th February is UN Day of Social Justice. Social Justice is a broad and complex issue but as Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations expressed: 'Social Justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.'

We have challenged Raleigh International's Venturers and Volunteer Managers on Expedition 13A to really think about the issues facing us globally and how the work they are undertaking on their projects across Community, Environmental and Adventure phases are helping to positively impact the world we live in. We have asked them to consider how the communities are working towards greater social justice? How has inequality of work rights, in-access to basic public services, issues of race, gender, religion or culture faced them or those they know? How can we all make a difference? What world do we want in 20 years time and how can we help achieve those goals individually and as a group? We will be updating you on their activities and thoughts on social justice with blogs from the Alpha Groups on social justice issues.

Social Justice: Spotlight on Nicaraguan Sugar Cane Workers

Currently in Nicaragua inequalities in social justice, unfair trade, in-access to basic public services such as a health centre and inadequate worker rights have created a situation of terrible inequality and injustice:

The blog readers challenge: Plan a social justice action and tell us about it 
Over the first phase of our projects from today until 20th February our teams will be thinking about social justice issues and we are challenging you to plan a social justice action: What will you be doing to promote the UN Day of Social Justice? Are you going to be promoting it at work or school? Will you begin buying Fairtrade or promoting Fairtrade? Help us shine a light on inequalities faced globally and at home? 

16 comments:

  1. Alpha 4 to Hidde borstlap.
    Hi Heidi, alles ok maat?
    Wij zijn nog steeds in Sankt Moritz. we hebben heerlijk maar koud weer. Max is vertrokken, back to school. hij kan heel goed skien, maar Caro is toch echt sneller. Het zou leuk geweest zijn jou weer eens bezig te zien op de piste.
    Next year!
    Ik zag al veel foto's op jullie site, gaaf hoor! Leuke mensen denk ik?
    Zondag gaan wij naar huis en ga ik weer aan het werk.
    De hondjes gaan goed. Dackx is eigenlijk super na zijn ingreepje ;-) Hij is echt nog steeds dezelfde, alleen niet meer zo hysterisch.
    Leuk dat je nog even belde. Was een verrassing!
    Wij gaan nu skiën, tot blogs xx
    Pappie

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  2. To Anouk Nolte (alpha2) and all the venturers and volunteer managers

    Wonderful how Raleigh puts the Day of social Justice together with the venturers and volunteer managers on their projects on the Expedition 13A in Costa Rica/Nicaragua.
    Especially the spotlight on Nicaraguan Sugar Cane Workers shows the necessity of the problem in the area.
    We are conscious about the importance of fair trade products.

    Familie Nolte

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  3. Alpha 3: Emily Carter.

    Hi Emily, thinking of you. Hope you're having an amazing time. Love Mum and Dad x

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  4. message for FAY KOSTER, alpha 1

    Ha Faytje, ik heb al een paar berichten verstuurd, Birte ook, die we niet terug zien op het blog maar ik hoop dat jij ze toch krijgt! Vijf dagen onderweg nu en ik las dat je collega's van alpha 3 het zwaar hebben in Barbilla National Park. Daar ga jij ook doorheen als het goed is, dus ik denk dat voor jullie groep hetzelfde geldt: veel blubber om doorheen te ploegen...Volgens het schema komt daarna het Chirippo reservaat en ik las dat Chirippo "land of eternal waters" betekent, dus dat belooft wat! Heb je al tapirs of apen gespot? Er lopen daar ook jaguars, maar die zijn gelukkig erg schuw en bang voor mensen....:-) Onze eigen huisjaguar Careltje heeft zijn ingreep goed doorstaan en springt nu vrolijk door de tuin! We denken veel aan je lieverd en hopen dat het allemaal fantastisch is daar! XXX mama

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  5. To Matt Heathcote Alpha 5

    Dear Matt,
    I hope that you're having a great time in Costa Rica- I've looked through the photos and it looks like a lot of fun! Hopefully your acommodation is ok and that all that deet has paid off and you're not being eaten alive by mosquitos! It all makes me rather jealous that I never had a gap year... Really looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back.

    Lots of love,

    Tom Heathcote

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  6. lieve ottie, Ik heb net iets gestuurd via een blog ofzo maar geloof dat ik dat niet helemaal goed heb gedaan haha. Snapte er natuurlijk niet heel veel van, dus heb net even je mam gebeld maar snap het nu. Hoe gaat het met je? ben zo benieuwd hoe je het hebt. Ben echt trots op je! Hoop dat er niet te veel spinnen zijn. X

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  7. Lieve schat het is hier miezerig weer en het huis resoneert wat zonder jou ! Zo naar de fotos te beoordelen heb je het best wel naar je zin , maar wie is die enge man achter je in de polonaise? Hoop dat het goed gaat met je spaans en dat je lekker veel aan lezen toekomt en zo. Have fun my darling.xxx

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  8. Ottie Westerink - alpha 6 - costa rica- Lieve schat het is hier miezerig weer en het huis resoneert wat zonder jou ! Zo naar de fotos te beoordelen heb je het best wel naar je zin , maar wie is die enge man achter je in de polonaise? Hoop dat het goed gaat met je spaans en dat je lekker veel aan lezen toekomt en zo. Have fun my darling.xxx

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  9. Flavia Bruce-Smith Alpha 2
    Hope that those boots were made for walkin!
    Snow forecast for the week-end. You are well out of it.Half term has started for Babs.Everyone well. Looking forward to seeing some more photos. Love you lots my da,
    Mama Papa and da girls xxx

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  10. Ottie Westerink - Alpha 6 - Costa Rica

    Lieve odiel, wat zit je in een cool project!!!! Ziet er allemaal heel spannend uit!!! Ik ben weer even teruggevlucht naar aedenhood voor een gezond kleurtje maar die heb jij waarschijnlijk allang te pakken he? Ben zo benieuwd naar je stories!! Sas en ik pakken zo de trein naar breda om te carnavallen met een paar clubgenoten en Flip is er morgen ook, dus dat wordt bombalistic. Maar heb jij ook al de salsa onder de knie daar in de bush? En heb je al baby schildpadjes gespot? Geniet Diliaa en we are thinking of you en doe de zon de groeten!! xxxxxx

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  11. For Emily Elliott
    Em excited to see you photos on the blog - first week looked fun. Mum tried to send message but not seen published. All working hard here- Lila revising, mum as ever and even Katie and I. Tom picked for his 2 nd team varsity match next week. Hope your team 5 is having a great time - we look forward to seeing news on the blog. Love dad x

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  12. Flavia Bruce-Smith Alpha 2

    Hey Flavie poop. its Cressida here. i am going into capital tomorrow so will update you on how that goes. Just want to say i am missing you really and that i hope you're enjoying the walking and looking good in your trousers!

    i always think about you. love your big sis. C dog xxxxx

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  13. Heee, robje, alles onder controle daar? Het ziet er allemaal mooi en pittig uit!! Gaaf dat je dit allemaal doet. we zijn allemaal trots op je, ook Pelé. Groeten en dikke knuffel. inge en ömer

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  14. Sarah Legrand - Alpha 2

    BGW: tout va bien ici - R.A.S. Nous partons demain a Addis Abeba, retour le 26. Lots of love M.A.M.

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  15. For Dominic Orchard Alpha 6
    Hi Dom - We are all missing you lots....but have been following the blog daily and seeing that you look as though you are having a great time and laughing lots. Everything is good here, it has been snowing here so you are def better off in the sunshine in Costa Rica. Enjoy every moment. G.pa's birthday tomorrow so will send him your love. Keep safe and smiling lots. With love from us all, M D K O xxxx

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  16. Flavia Bruce-Smith Alpha 2

    Hi Flavi.poop.

    So Grace went to India for 2 weeks and has come back with an Indian boyfriend. HA how funny is that it's so Grace.I don't know any details yet but will let you know when i do.

    Its valentines day today. so I am hosting Take Me Out a charity thing at Manchester. Probs will be pretty jokkkkkes. Bit nervous but excited.

    I am waiting to get feedback from Capital. It was fine..i was so nervous literally my heart was pumping out my body.

    I am not really sure if i am allowed to write you informative emails on here but i am pretty sure you are interested...

    Anyway i am going to Bristol this weekend cos Ele and Laura and Lally are there. Plus Laura my housemate is going too so its going to be sooo fun!!I shall write to you soon. I went out for supps with Misch in Manchester the other day it was so sweet. Hes so lovely and sends you much of love.
    I miss you so much and always think about you. XXXXXX

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