Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

The threats of international 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.

While homicide and trafficking cases have seen significant progress over the past decade, there are still thousands of people at greater risk of intentional murder within Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and around Asia. Children’s rights violations through aggression and sexual violence continue to plague many countries around the world, especially as under-reporting and lack of data aggravate the problem.

To tackle these challenges and build a more peaceful, inclusive societies, there needs to be more efficient and transparent regulations put in place and comprehensive, realistic government budgets. One of the first steps towards protecting individual rights is the implementation of worldwide birth registration and the creation of more independent national human rights institutions around the world.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Women Against Violence Europe

WAVE 1994 Vienna Austria F

Women and Development Unit

WAND 1978 Bridgetown Barbados F

Women and Land Rights in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe


Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust

WLSA 1987 Lusaka Zambia F

Women Cross DMZ

2015 E v

Women Enabled International

WEI Washington DC USA F

Women First International Fund

1969 New York NY USA F f

Women for International Peace and Arbitration

WIPA 1985 Glendale CA USA N

Women for Peace, Sweden

WFP 1979 Stockholm Sweden G

Women for Peace, Switzerland

1994 Volketswil Switzerland G

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

WHRD Culemborg Netherlands F

Women in Black

WIB 1988 F

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

WIEGO 1997 Manchester UK F y

Women in Law and Development in Africa-Afrique de l'Ouest

WiLDAF-AO 1990 F

Women in Parliaments Global Forum

WIP St Gallen Switzerland F

Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace

WISCOMP 1999 Delhi India G

Women Living under Muslim Laws

WLUML 1984 London UK F

Women of Europe Award

1987 Brussels Belgium E

Women PeaceMakers Program

WPP 1997 San Diego CA USA G

Women Waging Peace Network

1999 San Diego CA USA G

Women's Alliance for Democracy

1989 Paris France F

Women's Federation for World Peace International

WFWPI 1992 New York NY USA G

Women's Fund Asia

2004 Colombo Sri Lanka F f

Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights

WGNRR 1978 Quezon City Philippines F

Women's Human Rights International Association

WHRIA Paris France G

Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice

Women's Initiatives The Hague Netherlands F

Women's International Democratic Federation

WIDF 1945 San Salvador El Salvador B

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

WILPF 1915 Geneva Switzerland C

Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace

WLP 1999 Bethesda MD USA F

Women's Link Worldwide

Madrid Spain G

Women's Network for Peace

1996 Bonn Germany G

Women's Refugee Commission

WRC 1989 New York NY USA G

Women's Voices Now

WVN 2010 Rolling Hills Estates CA USA G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f


w@tt 2014 Geneva Switzerland J


2002 Vienna Austria F v

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

WWICS 1968 Washington DC USA G

Words of Peace Global


Workability International

1987 Sydney NSW Australia D

Workable World Trust

WWT 2014 White Bear Lake MN USA G

Worker Rights Consortium

WRC 2000 Washington DC USA G

Working Group on Tourism and Development

1977 Basel Switzerland G

World Academy of Art and Science

WAAS 1960 Puducherry India B v

World Accord

1980 Waterloo ON Canada G

World Against Racism Network


World Agency of Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction

WAPMERR 2001 Geneva Switzerland G

World Airport Lawyers Association

WALA 2008 San Isidro Argentina D

World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights


World Anti-Bullying Forum

WABF 1997 Umeå Sweden D

World Armenian Congress