To promote greater social justice and a more balanced future is the goal of the World Day for Social Justice, an event that IMVF celebrated with the international edition of an educational DVD.
“Action for Social Justice” is the motto of the educational DVD for teachers and students of the 2nd, 3rd cycle and Secondary schools, now published simultaneously in six countries within the European partnership “World School: Education for Social Justice”.
The DVD consists of three short chapters – Slavery, Poverty and Action – and aims to promote the debate on these issues in Portuguese schools raising awareness among students on Human Trafficking (Part 1) Poverty (Part 2) and especially the importance joint action for promoting a fairer world (Part 3).
Funded by the European Commission and supported by the Portuguese Institute for Development Support, the DVD challenges youth to access information, be aware and engage in joint action. These are common values of the World Day for Social Justice, created by the United Nations in 2007, to support the efforts of the international community in eradicating poverty, promoting decent work, gender equality, welfare and justice for all.
Social Justice is a fundamental principle for achieving a peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. Overcoming and destroying gender, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability barriers is already promoting social justice.
As stated by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, in his message for this day: “Let’s work together to balance the global economy and build a new social contract for the twentieth century! Let´s pave a new path for development that leads to greater social justice and the future we want”.
More information about the Project World School at: www.escolamundo.org