Social Justice

Injustices like racial, religious and gender discrimination take place in communities at home and around the world. These biases amplify disparities in income, opportunity and privilege – increasing poverty and creating greater imbalances in health care, housing, education and more.  

  • 1 in 33 people worldwide are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. 
  • Husbands can legally prevent their wives from working in 18 countries. 
  • At least 69 countries have national laws criminalizing same-sex relations between consenting adults. 

The good news is our charity partners listed below are working to achieve social justice and ensure that no one is left behind. Their programs to ensure human rights include education to create equality, advocacy for marginalized communities, protection services and more.  

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Ahead of the World Day of Social Justice – and as part of our cause of the month feature – let’s learn how our Charity Alliance partners promote the many intersections of social justice.
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As we celebrate Juneteenth this week, we’re reflecting on our progress through the work we’ve done and continuing to chart our path forward.

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ECPAT-USA’s Youth Against Child Trafficking (Y-ACT) program empowers youth to take the lead in anti-human trafficking efforts. ECPAT-USA trains students to be the foremost advocates in their communities and among their peers, educating them on the facts, misconceptions, and risks of trafficking. Students are provided the tools needed to identify the warning signs and proper…
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Bogota, Colombia is a capital city filled with commerce and tourism. But, just outside the city center exists a noticeable contrast in housing and economic development where the poorest families reside. Many of the city’s poorest families live on the outskirts in the mountains, and they have very difficult commutes into the city center for…
Michel became a mom in June 2021, when baby Nathan was born; she’s part of the Wayuu community. She lives with her dad, brother and another child that a friend asked her to care for two years ago. She’s a medical laboratory technician and holds a B.A. in Administration. Although she currently works as a…
Prabin, 5, lives in southeastern Nepal with his parents. He was born without the lower part of his right leg. “Because of the disability of our child we were worried about his future,” says Sunita, Prabin’s mother. A community mobilizer from Community Based Rehabilitation-Biratnagar (CBRB), a local partner organization of Humanity & Inclusion, met Prabin…
To combat human trafficking made possible by many elements of society, Ashoka Fellow Ioana Bauer is taking the whole enabling system apart. Romania is the epicenter of trafficking in Europe. Of all European countries, Romania has the highest number of identified labor and sex trafficking victims, nearly half of whom are minors. Globally, human trafficking…
In 2020, UUSC’s collaborative campaign with the UUA, Love Resists, entered its third year funding local projects that build capacity for and mobilize UUs in solidarity with immigrant communities who are already organizing. In November, members of the Emerson UU Congregation in Marietta, Georgia, reached out to UUSC with concerns that a local business was…