SDG16 seeks to address threats to fundamental freedoms and human rights of people around the world. The SDG16 targets break down areas of focus to help achieve this overarching aim of promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies.

This collection of content focuses on SDG targets 16.1: Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere and 16.2: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

Highlighted Chapters

Updated Perspectives on Linking School Bullying and Related Youth Violence Research to Effective Prevention Strategies

from School Violence and Primary Prevention, 2nd Ed.

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Global Discourse and the Patriarchal Norms of FGM: Beyond the Zero Tolerance Policy

from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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Administration of Security and Safety in the Schools

from Juvenile Justice Administration

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Law of Armed Conflict Manuals​​​​​​

from Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Volume 23 (2020)

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Dual-Use Chemical and Life Science Research of Potential Concern

from Toxin and Bioregulator Weapons: Preventing the Misuse of the Chemical and Life Sciences

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Community-Based Dialogue and Online Peacebuilding Practice

from Peacebuilding Online

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Children as Soldiers or Civilians: Norms and Politics in the United Nations Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on Children Affected by Armed Conflict

from Childhoods in Peace and Conflict

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Ethnic Conflicts and Peacekeeping

from Risks, Identity and Conflict

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Far-Right Violence and Extremism: Global Convergence

from Right-Wing Extremism in Canada and the United States

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