Our overall objective was to contribute to better social justice outcomes, by reframing the relationship between the state and social justice advocates. We were also interested in exploring the idea that in the then economic and political climate of cutbacks there was a threat to advocacy.

The specific goals were:

  • To contribute to the knowledge and understanding of social justice advocacy.
  • To stimulate informed debate and reflection on social justice advocacy within the community and voluntary sector and with the state.
  • To facilitate the strengthening of the capacity of social justice advocates


We were committed to addressing the causes and consequences of inequality, poverty, social exclusion and discrimination. Our aim was to work constantly to build a society that is founded on the principles of justice, equality, human rights, human dignity and social inclusion. We believed that these values and principles are at the core of social justice advocacy.

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