As the UN puts it: The threats internationally of homicide, violence against children, human trafficking and sexual violence are important to address to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. They pave the way for the provision of access to justice for all and for building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
RSP Competences sdg16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Understand how power imbalances affect situations and how conflict or insecurity can have unforeseen consequences (e.g. movement of people).
Be aware of specific examples of marginalisation, disadvantage, power imbalances and their actual and potential impacts.
Work with people both within and beyond our own context to explore issues of disadvantage (e.g. a local refugee centre).
Be critically aware of social structures and interpretations of issues such as conflict or social justice.
Visualise alternative systems that engender justice, representation and a fairer distribution of resource and opportunity.
Consider how it feels to be subject to marginalisation, disadvantage or power imbalances.
Explore different ways of promoting agency and representation.
Explore how our actions, individually and collectively, may or may not contribute to a socially just society.
Identify ways to contribute to justice, representation and a fairer distribution of resource and opportunity.
Understand the values and ideologies that contribute to disadvantage and recognise diversity and commonalities between these and our own values.
Investigate social issues, consider opportunities for change and take action to bring change about.
Make informed decisions and actions as a citizen.