Criminal Justice club commemorates the World Day of Social Justice

By Waceke Njoroge
The Criminal Justice Club in collaboration with the Gender, Protection and Equity office commemorated this year’s World Day of Social Justice by creating awareness on sexual harassment and informing students of the school’s policy on harassment. Their celebration was organized to reflect this year’s theme, Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice, and gave students and the greater University community a chance to interact with Fred Kariuki, who is charge of the office and ask questions and air their views. Sexual harassment was chosen as the focus of this year’s theme, as social justice promotes peace and equality without discrimination and removes barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.
Over 100 students participated in the second edition of the initiative, which saw students learn more about the Sexual Harassment policy and the Gender Office, which many people admitted they did not know about.
The World Day of Social Justice is celebrated every year on February 20 following a ratification made at the United Nations Assembly of November 26, 2007.

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