Equality in society ensures the right of each citizen, regardless of their social class, place of residence, sex, race or religion, to demand the same treatment, the same opportunities and the same obligations in the same situation.
Equality in society or social equality is an inseparable part of social justice.
Its function is the intervention in situations or on factors that cause discrimination, intolerance and inequality to avoid repeating the errors of injustices in the history of humanity such as slavery or xenophobia.
Universal suffrage is the right to vote for all citizens of legal age in a country and is an example of equality in society, since it allows each individual to be part of the political process of the country to which it belongs, the basis of all democracy.
Right to health
Health is a fundamental human right that is encompassed within the right to life. Health for all is an example of equal conditions for the citizens of a society.
Access to an education system for all is an example of equality in a society. Education is a fundamental right of every individual, since it is necessary for freedom of thought and the acquisition of basic skills to create socio-emotional well-being.
Freedom of expression
The right to express oneself freely without being censured by pressure from power organs is an example of equality in society.
The freedom of expression can never be denied for reasons of discrimination or censorship. Equal expression protects diversity and tolerance, important values for a society.
Access to justice
The access of all citizens equally to the right of protection is an example of equality in a society.
For example, the creation of consumer defense organizations is a way in which the parties involved in a commercial transaction can have an equality in terms of rights and protection.