Continuing with the work of description and critical analysis of the 2030 Agenda that we began in the 2018 Campaign, for this 2022 we want to contribute our granite “For a culture of peace and non-violence”, reflecting on this issue linked to SDG 16 ( Peace, Justice and solid Institutions). Because conflict, insecurity, weak institutions and limited access to justice continue to pose a serious threat to sustainable human development. In this 2022 we will delve into the concept of peace, leaving the analysis of justice and solid institutions for future campaigns.

And it is that, even in the 21st century, our world is still involved in multiple wars. There are territorial struggles, armed conflicts related to ethnic, economic, political or other conflicts, which entail great suffering for the populations involved, forcing them in many cases to leave their homes.

On the other hand, we tend to think of peace as the absence of war or armed conflict. However, peace is a broader concept, which refers to a harmonious relationship between people and societies, free of violence. A society in peace is not only a society without wars, but also a society free of violence, in any of its manifestations.

To encourage critical reflection in relation to this topic, we have prepared some reflection materials that allow us to delve into the following topics:

Topic 1. SDG 16: Peace, Justice and solid institutions.

Topic 2. Active non-violence as a culture of Peace

Topic 3. Cooperation for development and non-violence

Topic 4. Gender in Peace.

Through this Campaign we also offer the possibility of channeling our Solidarity, supporting this year the Cooperation Project to fight against human trafficking and digital violence against women, in the municipalities of La Paz, El Alto, Santa Cruz and San Borja (Bolivia), which will be developed by our local partner CECASEM.

Trafficking in persons is a crime considered by various international institutions as the slavery of the 21st century. This crime shows an excessive growth in Bolivia and the world, occupying the third place among the most profitable illicit businesses globally, after arms and drug trafficking. The Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has also confirmed in 2020 the growing use of social networks and digital violence to “recruit” women and girls in this context of the pandemic. And it is that, according to the National Study “Connected and Safe” of Bolivia, 46% of Bolivian girls said they felt harassed by digital means. 20% felt physical danger, 25% mental or emotional stress and another 25% loss of confidence.

The project aims to contribute to the right of women, girls, boys, adolescents and young people to access the internet safely, free of digital violence and human trafficking, building peaceful and inclusive societies; proposing various training activities and prevention campaigns based on an education and culture of Peace and Non-violence. 440 people will participate directly and a total of 5,000 will benefit indirectly. The budget is €60,000

In the following link you will access the topics for reflection and information about the aforementioned project: http://taufundazioa.org/documentos/

To collaborate financially with the Campaign project you can access the “collaborate” section of this website at the following link: http://taufundazioa.org/colabora/

At TAU, we want to continue contributing our bit in the collective construction of development processes, in this case against violence and trafficking, which show that, although with difficulties, reality is transformable.

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