Social Justice


As has been said many times and many ways before, the way a society treats its marginalized members is the true measure of its character.

 

Pivot Legal Society

  • Pivot’s mission is to build a movement for a just society, where dignity, fairness and compassion are firmly rooted in the law.
  • Peter Mortifee was the Founding and is the current Chair of the Pivot Foundation.
  • We admire their gutsy and compassionate approach to advancing the lives of the most marginalized in our community.
  • www.pivotlegal.org

Canadian Centre for International Justice

  • CCIJ works with survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities to seek redress and bring perpetrators to justice. It was founded by Ashoka Fellow Jayne Stoyles.
  • Peter Mortifee has been a member of CCIJ’s Social Enterprise Steering Committee. Their work is courageous, determined and seeks justice for all.
  • www.ccij.ca

Amnesty International

  • Amnesty International’s vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
  • www.amnesty.org

West Coast LEAF

  • West Coast LEAF, Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund, envisions a society in which women are full participants in all social, economic and political activities. It advances women’s equality through strategic litigation, law reform and education.
  • www.westcoastleaf.org 

 

Photograph: The World Heritage Site Robben Island near the South African city of Cape Town. Black & white images of political prisoners arriving at this infamous prison are shown on the wall.

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