COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – SOCIAL JUSTICE
By Okafor Dodoh On Thursday, March 3, 2022
Equality Vs Equity have you ever reflected on the difference? Let me help you really quick. Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome, as illustrated by the diagram below.
Equity is concerned with fairness and social justice and aims to focus on a concern for people's needs, instead of providing services that reach the greatest number of people. The equity paradigm promotes investing in the transmission of services to people who need them most.
“Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. ... Social justice also imposes on each of us a personal responsibility to work with others to design and continually perfect our institutions as tools for personal and social development.”
As Voice social justice community of practice, we want to achieve equity for the young people of Nigeria. Areas social justice is needed as discussed by the group are;
- Income gaps, taxation
- Police brutality
- Access to justice and
- Climate change
Police brutality and access to justice which was collapsed into one and prioritized as “Access to justice on police brutality”. The learning question developed is “how can we document and share lessons on access to justice”. To achieve this learning question, we will develop comprehensive toolkits to show practical “How To” provide access to justice in four critical areas.
We ended with developing 4 learning activities
- Agree on four critical areas of access to justice to develop toolkits on
- Each CSO will share learning points
- Hold learning sessions with critical stakeholders in the four areas
- Collate the learnings into actionable toolkits
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