Diversity refers to human qualities that are different from our own and those of groups to which we belong; but that are manifested in other individuals and groups. Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to age, ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical abilities/qualities, educational background, geographic location, marital status, law enforcment experience, military experience, parental status, religious and/or spiritual beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.
Social justice is the fair and just relation between the individual and society. Promoting social justice in service provision involves increasing understanding of social justice issues. whilst also striving to change oppressive systems of power and privilege that affect clients, providers, and the organizations that serve them
“The social conditions in which people are born, live and work are the single most important determinants of good health or ill health, of a long and productive life, or a short and miserable one”.
(World Health Organization, 2008)