In a world that struggles with inclusivity, productive dialogue, respect for differences and shared objectives, this is our opportunity to be reminded of the importance of human rights and equality.
As described by the United Nations, “social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations” (https://www.un.org/en/observances/social-justice-day). Accordingly, social justice efforts are advanced when barriers related to age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, culture and disability are removed.
APA’s advocacy team works diligently on addressing social justice issues including socioeconomic status, criminal justice, immigration, and civil rights. Furthermore, APA’s Human Rights Task Force, established in 2016, has developed a report addressing the respect, protection and fulfillment of life for others.