Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

We all want our communities to be peaceful and fair. But for the Sustainable Development Goals to make an impact, we also need to be able to trust that our institutions (governments, police, legal justice systems) are inclusive and effective, are applying policy and law fairly without discrimination, are making provisions for healthcare, education and the environment and are actively combatting corruption and crime.


To be empowered to take positive action people require the freedom to act and express their opinions without oppression and to not live in fear of conflict, violence or recrimination.  Without removing these barriers and changing attitudes progress to all other goals will stall, causing a knock-on effect to each individual issue through increased delay to global improvement and ultimately resulting in further harm to our people environment .


What can YOU do to help?

Take an active interest in what your country’s institutions

What are they doing to protect and promote your rights and freedoms, reduce crime and instil peace?

Know your rights!

You have many rights under the Human Rights Act and the Equality Act.

Raise awareness...

within your local community and act as an advocate of your shared rights.

Speak out!

Take a stand against corruption and highlight issues to your local leaders or authorities.

Use your voice!

Exercise your right to vote and elect leaders that are actively promoting peace and justice.

Exercise your Freedom of Information rights where necessary

This could help with gaining valuable information on how your local institutions deal with a range of issues and assist you in planning action!

Be kind...

Be sure to always promote inclusion and respect.

Research international organisations

Get familiar with groups that work hard to promote an end to violence, corruption and disproportionate access to justice, such as Global Justice, Freedom House and Transparency International.

Young People in Action!

David Hogg

At the age of 17 David Hogg became a survivor of a mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Florida where 17 people were brutally killed. Following the incident David and fellow survivors founded Never Again MSD,who protest, march and campaign for better legislative action to prevent similar shootings occurring in the future. This led to the mass movement March For Our Lives, which sparked a historic youth turnout across the USA. He and his sister, Lauren, have since written a book ‘#Never Again: A New Generation Draws the Line’ which has been listed as a New York Times bestseller. The siblings pledged to donate the proceeds to charity.

Image © @davidmileshogg (Instagram)

Useful Links

The World's Largest Lesson Link
World Justice Project org
Freedom House org
Transparency International org
Never Again MSD Link
March For Our Lives com
Together Band org
Global Justice Link
Equality and Human Right Commission Link
UN Global Impact org
Peace Direct org