Taha A Kassem
Social Justice in Egypt, a Fragile Role of the State
One of the three major objectives of January Egyptian revolution is social justice. Although most of the population suffers from social and economic injustices, three categories from the population witness harsh social and economic conditions. These are workers, women and children. Workers across Egypt are fighting for the basic demands of the revolutions. Egyptian women have struggled to establish their presence as full-fledged partners with men in the public sphere. Today’s poor children are very likely to be tomorrow’s poor parents, and thus perpetuating a cycle of poverty from generation to generation. First, this paper will give some definitions of social justice and its different aspects. Second, it will shed some lights on the injustices witnessed by Egyptian workers. Third, it focuses on the inequalities suffered by women in the Egyptian society. Fourth, it identifies some of the problems faced by children in Egypt.