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Today is World Day of Social Justice, as declared by the United Nations in 2007. In celebration here are four images of what social justice looks like in the four corners of the world where Heifer International works.

Social Justice is girls in Nicaragua, where 32 percent of girls over 15 are illiterate, attending school because their families don't need them to stay home and work.

Photo by Darcy Kiefel, courtesy of Heifer International

Social Justice is a Ghanian community taking charge of their future through enterprise.

Photo by James Grooves, courtesy of Heifer International

Social Justice is a husband in the Philippines who, after attending trainings on Heifer's 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development, values his wife's work and begins helping provide for his family.

Photo courtesy of Heifer International
Social Justice is a war widow in Kosovo having the means to provide for her family.
Photo by Heather McClintock, courtesy of Heifer International


Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.