Speech Ideas

Your speech can be on any social-justice related subject. Below are some New Zealand issues, followed by some global issues, to get you thinking. (See the Resources page for places to research these topics).

Domestic / New Zealand Issues

Ageism
Animal suffering
Business – its role in justice
Death penalty
Debt
Disabilities
Discrimination and Racism
Education opportunities
Effective Altruism
Environmental destruction
Euthanasia
Healthcare
Homelessness in your city
Housing affordability
Immigration
Incarceration
Inequality: The divide between rich and poor
Maori and Pacific Island health and education inequality
Mental health
Migrant workers
Military spending
Poverty in New Zealand
Racism
Refugees –  New Zealand’s response
Resource use and caring for the environment
Restorative Justice
Sexism
Sexuality
Trafficking and slave-like practices in New Zealand
Tax justice
Vegetarianism / Veganism
Water quality and water use issues

Global Issues

Arms trade
Cheap goods – impact on producers
Child labour
Child soldiers
Climate change. (Impacts on the poor;  Who should pay the cost)
Disaster preparedness and recovery
Ethical consumption (fashion, food, electronics)
Ethical investment
Feeding the world. (Hunger Issues).
Genocide
Global poverty
Globalization
HIV/AIDS
Human rights
Living simply so others can simply live
Maternal health and women’s empowerment in developing countries
Peace building
Refugees and internally displaced people
Sex trafficking
Slavery
Terrorism
Trade
War and conflict
Water and sanitation
Women and development