At the Twelfth Edition of the Asia Europe People’s Forum in Ghent, on 1 October 2018, our Global Charter for Social Protection Rights was adopted. You can find it (ad support it) at: www.globalsocialprotectioncharter.eu
Below, the opening tekst at the social justice cluster of Francine Mestrum:
“What are the objectives of social justice cluster:
We want to develop a concept that is positive, creating hope, that is politically attractive and we also want to make it very concrete, by showing
- That social justice is central to the political, environmental and economic changes we desperately need and want – ‘erst das Fressen und dann die Moral’ (Bertold Brecht) – we want to point to the importance of economic security. We also do not want to forget the origins of socialism, in this city of Ghent, in which soup kitchens played an enormous role!
- One of the major elements of social justice is social protection, this should and can be broadened – this social protection is based on economic and social rights and on solidarity