SDG16.1 promises to “significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.” For the first time, a quantified target for violence prevention has been placed at the heart of the global development agenda. Seen in its entirety, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda articulates global ambition to not only address acute manifestations of violence, but also the underlying conditions that enable and perpetuate violence.
Pathfinders’ Grand Challenge to Halve Global Violence recognizes the linkages between different types of violence, and is committed to creating an actionable agenda for policymakers to explore ways to unite around the strategies to halve global violence by 2030 and shaping a new consensus that violence is a preventable epidemic.
A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL APPROACH
To achieve these objectives, Pathfinders has adopted a multi-dimensional approach to unite five major prevention communities:
The Challenge of SDG16.1: Can we halve global violence?, KOICA Journal of International Development Cooperation, by David Steven, Rachel Locke, and Soomin Lee (April 2019)
Beyond 16: The SDGs and the Opportunity to Build a More Peaceful World, Driving Transformative Change: Foreign Affairs and the 2030 Agenda, by David Steven, Rachel Locke, and Lukas Rüttinger (May 2019)
A Movement to Reduce All Forms of Violence Everywhere, by David Steven (January 26, 2018)
Where next? Ending violence against children, by David Steven (January 10, 2018)
An Integrated Approach to Prevention: The links between Prevention, the 2030 Agenda, and Sustaining Peace, by Sarah Cliffe and David Steven (December 2017)