SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

All forms of violence and the number of victims thereof should be significantly reduced. This also applies to child abuse. At the same time, the rule of law should be promoted at national and international level and corruption prevented.

Interamerikanischer Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte

A driving force behind ‘green’ case law

We visit the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Institute in San José, where human rights, nature and the environment are viewed in a new light.
Martin Hansen

‘An amazing change’

Indonesia is one of the most stable countries in Asia. GIZ Country Director Martin Hansen explains the reasons for this stability and why the company continues to operate there.
Aida Al Khattab

Revisiting strong women in Jordan

Five years ago, akzente interviewed women elected to Jordan’s regional councils. Now we’re back in Jordan to visit them again.
Suzan Aref

Prioritising peace

Suzan Aref has dedicated her life to protecting and supporting women in Iraq. We turn the spotlight on her life and work.
province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the north of Pakistan

Building a sense of community

Pakistani households have been living next to Afghan refugee families in the north of Pakistan for decades, without either side mixing with the other. By providing safe spaces to meet, for women in particular, GIZ is bringing both sets of neighbours together.
Fast and flexible
How GIZ works with transitional development assistance and why it is becoming increasingly important. Guest Column by Kristian Lempa
Mother Courage
People with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations from Colombia describe their difficult journey towards peace.
Cucumbers wait for no one
Every day counts when it’s harvest time. There’s now a quick and easy way to register seasonal workers at the Ostić farm in Serbia using an app.
‘Creating prospects for people’
An interview with GIZ-Manager Tobias Erbert about joint technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for refugees and Ethiopians.
Chain reaction in a crisis
After a decade of gradual progress in Colombia, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated social and environmental conflict.
‘Helping to build social peace in Mexico’
Maximilian Murck, Manager of the Strengthening the Rule of Law Project in Mexico, on the origins, key findings and next steps of the cooperation.
Tracking down the truth
A Mexican-German team shows how forensic science can help bring certainty for families of missing persons..

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