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Full Title: Asian Symposium on Equity for Social Justice

      
Short Title: Asia ESJ 2014
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Start Date: 26-Oct-2014 - 28-Oct-2014
Contact: Michael Sasaoka
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.esdfocus.org/equity-social-justice-symposium/
Meeting Description: Join us in Hiroshima, Japan, the City of Peace for the 2014 Inaugural Asian Symposium on Equity and Social Justice. The symposium is an international event.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was established by the United Nations in 1948 to forge a new direction for humanity, equity and social justice in which the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all human beings are confirmed and guaranteed. The equity and social justice landscape today, with its ever-changing peaks and valleys, has made some noteworthy advances in promoting greater access to human rights on a global scale; however, they cannot overshadow the existing violations against humanity that are aggravated through the discrimination and marginalization of peoples.

Equity and social justice, which are deeply intertwined with a nation’s social, political, and economic rights, are critical to a nation’s well-being and global peace. Unfortunately, the problems facing them today are widespread and complex, challenging customs and prejudices that are deeply ingrained in the social fabric of a society. At the forefront in the battle for equality today are women, indigenous people, and minorities, to name a few. In many parts of the world, their rights and path to self-determination are obstructed by systematic discrimination and inequality, resulting in varying degrees of abuse, violence, inadequate wages, forced labor, suppression of speech, and overall dis-empowerment. Moreover, their situation is exacerbated by a legal system that opposes them or by their governments’ inability to protect and promote their rights.

ESJ Asia will provide an interdisciplinary platform for educators, academics, researchers, policy makers, human rights advocates, students and professionals. With the theme Equity and Social Justice: The Road to Reform this unique symposium will promote a greater understanding of equity and social justice and help to equalize the process of globalization.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.2470


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