In order to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, international homicide, violence against children, human trafficking and sexual violence needs to be addressed. Committing to reducing rates of violence and access to justice for all is essential for building effective, accountable institutions.
Globally, homicide and trafficking rates have fallen significantly over the past decade, however rates are still extremely high in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. In many countries, children’s rights violations through aggression and sexual violence continue, especially as a lack of accountability and reliable data aggravate the problem.
To solve these challenges and build a more peaceful, inclusive societies, we need efficient and transparent regulations, and proper support for governments to enact change. Independent national human rights institutions around the world are needed to protect those who continue to be swept under the radar and go unnoticed.