SDG Challenge Goal #16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

This month’s SDG challenge is about Goal #16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. This is a call to help Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions around the world. It’s time to promote inclusion and respect towards people of different ethnic origins, religions, gender, sexual orientations or different opinions.

To make your own contribution, take one of these challenges suggested by Development Perspectives:

    • Challenge #1 – Get Informed: Let’s get reading! We are asking you to read up about Goal #16 and to learn about the efforts being made around the world to help Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. You can begin this journey of learning by reading the articles or watching the videos in the ‘Understand’ section of this info pack
    • Challenge #2 – Be Political: This challenge encourages you to contact the Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys, regarding the growing problem of lack of adequate action connected to Human Trafficking. Although there were ZERO prosecutions needs to be recognised and made a priority. More information here: https://www.thejournal.ie/child-trafficking-ireland-5016343-Feb2020/
    • Challenge #3 – Educate: This challenge invites you to discuss how you can help Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions with your friends, family or colleagues. It can be an informal chat with a cuppa or an organised workshop where you can tackle the issues head on with a group. Be sure to share any education activities with us using #SDGchallenge. 
    • Challenge #4 – #ShopForHumanRights: This November, we invite you to join us in our endeavour to shop ethically, to support production that protects Human Rights and to advance the fight against human trafficking. According to research (e.g. the Global Slavery Index), many of those working in the production of (fast) fashion are victims of human trafficking, forced labour, or other kinds of socalled modern slavery. So, how could Shopping For Human Rights look like? Here are some steps you can take:

 

 

  1. Before your next purchase (however big or small), consider how the product you want to buy was made. Where was the product made? Are there any details on who made your product? Can you find out more?
  2. Look for alternatives: Is there an ethically made/fair trade option available instead? Or are there ways you could get it in a more sustainable way (Second Hand, for example)?
  3. Take a look at your ‘Slavery Footprint’ – an interactive survey that illustrates how your consumption habits are connected to modern-day slavery.
  4. Even if you’re not looking at buying anything at the moment: spread the world! Modern slavery, e.g. human trafficking, is an oingoing, serious problem, and every open conversation about it goes a long way towards tackling it!      

Some additional challenges have been shared by Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre. Do you have any more ideas? Share them and your actions with us – and don’t forget to use #SDG16 #ethicalsourcing #whoisinmysupplychain #shopforhumanrights

More about the SDG Challenge:

In September 2015, world leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs mean we as individuals can take action every month to raise awareness and to help achieve a sustainable future by 2030. Check this video out, if you would like to know more about what is the SDG challenge. 

This initiative is supported by Development Perspectives as part of a wider project called Saolta. Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre has been enthusiastically running this project since the start, arranging informative sessions and meetings to spread SDG Challenge information for other Tutors/Staff in the Community Education Centre.

Let’s embrace this cause?

We can all help to make a difference and raise awareness of the SDGs! Let’s embrace this cause for a better world in the future!

Good luck fellow challengers! 

Previous SDG Challenges:

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SDG 16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions