Meet India’s leading guardians of social justice

The theme of the celebration this year is ‘Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment’, focusing on the formalisation of employment as a prerequisite for reducing poverty and inequality.
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Since 2009, World Day for Social Justice has been celebrated across the world as a way to promote fairness and equity, as well as work to guarantee fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work. 

Also known as Social Justice Equality Day, the celebration recognises the need to promote social justice, including efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender inequality, unemployment, human rights, and social protection.

The theme of the celebration this year is ‘Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment’, focusing on the formalisation of employment as a prerequisite for reducing poverty and inequality. 

More than 60 percent of the world’s employed population — two billion women, men, and youth — earn their livelihoods in the informal economy. 

“Promoting the transition to formality is a necessary condition to reduce poverty and inequalities, advance decent work, increase productivity, and sustainability of enterprises and expand government’s scope of action, notably in times of crisis,” according to the United Nations.

On the 14th World Day of Social Justice, SocialStory rounds up NGOs and businesses that recognise the need to promote social justice and are taking on huge problems to help do that. 


The Interview

The hybrid work culture is here to stay, and large enterprises need to ensure that they provide their employees with the right tools to maximise work efficiency. PeopleStrong’s Sandeep Chaudhary explains the role of cloud-based HR systems in new-age workplaces.


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Startup Spotlight

How this HRtech startup helps entrepreneurs and hiring managers 

Keenly aware of the many problems associated with hiring, especially those related to documentation and policy-making, technocrat and serial entrepreneur Waqar Azmi founded StartupHR Toolkit in 2019.

The Mumbai-based startup aims to ease all hassles associated with the hiring process and bolster the documentation process by offering a compiled list of more than 2,000 legally compliant and up-to-date documents in hand. Read more.


News & Updates

  • Propelld, a Bengaluru-based fintech startup, just raised $35 million in a Series B funding round led by WestBridge Capital and existing investors Stellaris Venture Partners and India Quotient. However, one of those existing investors just revealed not only the odds, but the investor pressure the founders had to push back against in April 2020 to reach this point.

Before you go, stay inspired with… 

“When you are bothered about success too much, that is when you lose your curiosity.” 

Parag Naik, CEO and Co-founder, Saankhya Labs


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