SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies.

Facts:*

  • By the end of 2017, 68.5 million people had been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.

  • There are at least 10 million stateless people who have been denied nationality and its related rights.

  • 49 countries lack laws protecting women from domestic violence.

  • 1 billion people are legally ‘invisible’ because they cannot prove who they are. This includes an estimated 625 million children under 14 whose births were never registered.

  • Every 5 minutes, somewhere in the world, a child is killed by violence.

  • Number of victims of human trafficking worldwide in 2018 = 85 613. Region with the highest number of victims worldwide in 2018 = South and Central Asia. Share of victims who were children in 2018 = 30%. Percentage of which were female victims trafficked for sexual exploitation = 77.5%.

#SDGChallenge:

  • Will you host your own #DiversityDinner by inviting your neighbours, friends or colleagues for an evening to share food, conversation and laughter? You could ask each of your friends to make a dish from a different culture to their own. Why not discuss the importance of cultural diversity in societies and the possible challenges facing your communities?*

  • Try the exercise Circle of Influence, described on page 125 of this publication. Invite few friends to join you.

More inspiration:

  • To read

  1. Bakongo, Colombia – A story about building peace and connection between ex-partizants and their victims.

  2. We are caring, Singapore – agency which provides good working conditions for domestic workers coming from poorer countries.

  3. Mulberry farm, Laos – organic silk farm opened on one of the most bombarded land of Laos to bring people back to their roots and provide jobs.


  • To watch

  1. Introduction to SDG 16.*

  2. This documentary (2019) tells of India’s unexplored world of human trafficking. You can also read more about human trafficking here.*

For more info about other SDGs, have a look here.



* These information and calls to action come from the fantastic Development Perspectives material about SDGs. Have a look here to discover more.

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