SDG 16- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions- An Overview

 

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Tanuja Nailwal is a second year engineering student at JIIT, Noida. She loves meeting new people and her love for food is infinite. This avid debater loves to be around kids and is striving hard to leave her footprints on this Earth. She wants the world around everyone to be beautiful and she tries doing that by her writings.

SDG 16- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Everyone has a right to a prosperous and healthy life without any discrimination and biases and that is necessary for sustainable development. Efforts have always been made to ensure that equality prevails everywhere but then there’s a difference between theoretical and practical life. The SDG 16 goal was developed considering this difference. The goal is to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Here we have tried to think about this goal in relation to females who are an integral part of the society. We know that everything isn’t perfect but efforts can always be made in the right direction. Sustainable development goal of the United Nations is that step towards the perfect life that we all deserve.

CHAT1 :
Rasha Jarhum@RashaJarhum curated our twitter handle in the first week of October about Role of Women in Peace and Security with regard to SDG-16 The discussion revolved around the necessity for the same and how to achieve it.

women-in-peace-and-security-tweetchat

Key points that were discussed are as follows:

  • Women can join organizations having the motive of establishing peace and security.
  • How women can promote peace in countries having violent situations
  • Women should get involved in decision-making
  • Helping fellow women know about possible danger
  • Women should participate in movements and campaigns
  • Women can add a different perspective on the situation in hand
  • How to involve women on decision-making tables
  • Media can be useful to voice out women’s concerns
  • How to change policies to increase women participation
  • Giving inspiration to women to stand up for themselves

CHAT2:

Safecity and Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon conducted a TweetChat during the second week of October to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child. The tweetchat discussed the Girl Child in every possible aspect.

girlpower-tweetchat

Key points that were discussed are as follows:

  • Why girls are the backbone of society
  • Role of young girls in low-income families
  • How Malala is setting an example in the world
  • How Hindu Mythology shows that women are powerful
  • Discussion about areas where girls and boys are treated unequally
  • Why girls’ contribution is often unrecognized
  • How patriarchal set up of society keeps women aside
  • Roadblocks in girls’ paths to success

CHAT3:

Rachel Thompson, @RachelintheOC, curated the account during the second week of October and discussed trauma and process of recovery by sexual assault. The Tweet Chat helped in highlighting various sides of this theme.

safecity-peace-table

Key points that were discussed are as follows:

  • Symptoms of PTSD(Post-traumatic stress disorder) were discussed
  • How societal pressure contributes to the trauma of the sufferer.
  • Reasons for not reporting sexual assault
  • How the trauma of child sexual abuse stays with him/her forever
  • How the culprits stop children from reporting
  • Why children don’t report
  • How sexual assault is politicized, making the situation worse
  • Self-care tips for survivors were discussed
  • Personal experiences were discussed

CHAT 4:

Kirthi Jayakumar, @kirthijayakumar, conducted a tweet chat in the third week of October and focused the discussion around women and how they are connected to UN. Many articles and viewpoints were discussed during the chat.

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Key points that were discussed are as follows:

  • How UN charter has been inclusive of women
  • The gap in practice and theory of women inclusion in UN charter
  • How peacekeeping operations evolve with the inclusion of more women
  • How women’s views can bring another perspective to the same situation
  • Positive impacts of UNSC Resolution 1325
  • UNSC Res 1325 for the future of peacekeeping

CHAT 5:

Ushree Roy, @Usriroy, conducted a tweet chat in the fourth week of October and focused the discussion around strengthening institutions in order to address inequalities, injustice and violence. Many global issues were touched upon in the Tweet Chat.

sdg16-tweetchat

Key points that were discussed are as follows:

  • How to address corruption in systems to ensure that women aren’t discriminated
  • Idea of punishments against authorities who discriminate on the basis of gender
  • How women suffer because of inequalities in institutions
  • How such corruption in the system become a vicious cycle acting against women
  • Why actual statistics of reporting by women doesn’t present a real picture
  • Why policies need regular changes as per the changing society
  • Why institutions should be accountable for their actions if anyone questions them
  • How all the wrong doings of institutions can be made visible
  • Role of corporates and non-profits in addressing policy discrimination

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