World Day of Social Justice 2013

OVC girlsToday is World Day of Social Justice, the day was first observed in 2007 and supports efforts of the international community to work towards: poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all. 

Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) promotes fair outcomes for the marginalized. By sourcing produce from smallholder farmers, and creating jobs for those along the school feeding supply chain, the initiative sustains local livelihoods.

School feeding also promote access to well-being - the provision of school meals provide a social safety net and play a significant role in a country's social protection of its citizens.

Feeding children through schools particularly helps protect Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) - a group whose child development, social integration and health and education outcomes are more at risk than any other. 

Celebrating the day in 2013 comes at a crucial political moment, reflecting the wide consensus on the need for a strong social dimension to globalization in achieving improved and fair outcomes for all. 

Read more on how school feeding helps to protect OVCs

Read how HGSF helps to protect the local livelihoods of smallholder farmers and those involved along the school feeding supply chain

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