Principles of Social Justice and Social Protection Rights

Principles of social justice involve considering the five main pillars of social protection, including access to resources, equity, participation, diversity, and human rights. We have seen extreme levels of inequalities and economic distress caused by unequal distribution of resources and the mistreatments of the Somali people who are inaccessible to public services and opportunities. The preceding Somali governments had never considered being accountable for ensuring the protection of their citizens’ civil, political, economic, cultural, and social rights. Instead, their abusive powers violated these rights and failed to protect them. In our country, the social injustices lead to an unjust society in which access to services and opportunities are limited by someone’s social class, race, or gender. We will carefully craft public policies that address and acknowledge all kinds of social injustice that affect the well-being of our society, and as well as ensuring the adaption of the principles of social protections that are manifested to our laws and grant inspirational guidance towards a strong social system that is fair, inclusive, and full of opportunity. Our plans include and consistent with:

 Promoting policies that address systematic barriers of social, economic, civil, cultural, and political rights and ensuring the social protection of all basic human rights

 Progressing towards embracing cultural differences by understanding diversity, gender equality, and eliminating discrimination around the lives of communities historically marginalized based on their ethnicity

 Standing up for supporting the civic activism of the civil society organizations to ensure their efforts cultivate an active and healthy society

 Applying the principles of social justice for all policies in our governing agendas, including job creation, poverty reduction, asset building, education, health care, public services, justice, employment, housing, and reducing racial wealth gaps

 Advancing the ability of all people regardless of who they are to live with dignity, security,  and respect.

 Bringing our people together and fighting against issues that divide the harmony among the diverse makeups of our homogeneous society and creating distrust among them

 Building a society of equal rights and ensuring to deliver equality for the communities who have been left out and left behind for generations

 Ending a history of centuries of exclusions that have created profound social injustice and lasting inequalities in our society

 Ending unfair prosecutions against a large population of our society that led to centuries of exclusions that have created profound and lasting inequalities in wealth, education, justice, employment, housing, and health care

 Eliminating all practices that threaten, demonize, and dehumanize or have to lead increasing rates of violence and discrimination

 Securing to have zero tolerance of involving in proxy wars that rise internal antagonistic political rivalries that could roll us back into the era of the brutal tribal civil war or reengage in viciously extremist warfare

 Preventing future population decline and promoting steady growth of our population by securing to overcome our social vulnerabilities, including conflicts, wars, food insecurity, famine, unsafe drinking water, and wastewater removal, and serious major health insecurities

 Restoring the lost hope of the youth generation by establishing youth involvement centers to eradicate youth at greater risk

 Securing appropriate income for people with disabilities by providing supplemental security income and social security disability insurance, and as well as enabling accessible transportation and housing

 Considering shameful rudeness to close our eyes not to see and be responsive about the suffering of the displaced Somali populations who are devastated by inhumane lives in dangerous camps at the suburbs of all major metropolitan cities in the country and refugees in neighboring countries

 Committing no families will be homeless or living in inhabitable houses in overcrowded displaced camps in our country and as well as ensuring the right of public housing for low-income families

 Stopping unlawful evictions and utility shutoffs for low-income families at risk for homelessness and as well as enacting homeowners and renters’ bill of rights that protect families from abusive lenders and landlords, and providing legal support to fight wrongful evictions

 Committing no citizens will die for hunger in Somalia and as well as ensuring the right of general welfare for low-income families

 Opposing against cruelty and dehumanization of immigrants and as well as support to ensure the provision of safety, security, and all other necessary humanitarian protection for refugees and asylum seekers who are fleed from suffering violence, injustice, persecution, poverty, unemployment, and calamity emergencies.

Prof. Said Isse Mohamud
Chairman of the People’s Party and
a candidate for the presidency of Somalia

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