Social justice

Social justice is one of the key areas of focus for SLYCAN Trust. A very broad, debated concept social justice relates mainly to the idea that, all persons by virtue of their common humanity are entitled to equality, equal opportunity and basic human rights regardless of their background. For social justice to exist, people must not be discriminated against because of their gender, religion, race, disability or political views. It also entails that people have their basic economic needs met.

SLYCAN’s commitment to social justice acknowledges that it is not possible to deal with environmental security without addressing poverty, gender based discrimination, and other forms of social stigma as social justice lies at the very heart of sustainable development and international human rights law.

Development can only be socially just if it is sustainable and not achieved at the expense of marginalization and discrimination, be it at social or economic. SLYCAN Trust is committed to addressing issues of social justice through its work, at all levels.