This goal aims to stop violence, promote the rule of law, strengthen the institutions and increase access to justice, guarantee the respect of the rights and opportunities, improve access to public services, and expand economic development. One of the indicators measuring the achievement of this goal is the confidence of people, in our case - youngsters attending participating institutions. School is the most determining public institution for young people. This means that teachers and trainers play a very important role and their behaviour is decisive in achieving this SDG.

In connection with our project, we can understand this SDG as healthy social behaviour between students and we give special attention to the daily life of youngsters. It is essential to adopt non-violent behaviour, fight against bullying and other forms of violence, and adopt a proper and legal way of life.

To enable and encourage the learners to become agents of change, the students need to be able to recognise violence and develop a sensibility to empathise with those suffering injustices. The key competencies connected with this SDG are understanding of violence in group internal dynamics, recognising the justice system, and the acknowledgement of human rights. The students need to be able to recognise the effects of violent actions and dynamics of bullying. One of the most important skills is showing empathy, solidarity and cooperating with those suffering from violence and injustice. By mastering these competencies the learner can attain a positive and critical approach and become an agent of change.

Action Area

  • Positive communication

    Positive communication

    This area refers to communication channels and ways of communication between youngsters while avoiding arrogance and deception in speech. Healthy and non-violent ways of communication can prevent aggressive behaviour and other kinds of conflict. It is important to adopt a healthy communication code in order to attain peaceful communication and avoid hate speech and violence. Maintaining healthy communication is also crucial on the internet. A new social thread of cyberbullying, hate-speech and violence is a very serious widespread problem on social media which has many victims, especially amongst youngsters.
  • No bullying and violence

    No bullying and violence

    This area concerns concrete ways in which students maintain relationships with their peers. The students should be able to demonstrate empathy with each other and solidarity with suffering people. This area also concerns the behaviours of students in confrontation with real and concrete cases of bullying. It refers to positive or negative reactions towards the violent attitudes of other people and attitudes of concrete individuals in group dynamics. Another important aspect of this area is the ability to recognise the illegality of violent behaviour and a basic understanding of laws concerning hate-speech and violence.
  • Becoming an active subject

    Becoming an active subject

    This area is related to the involved and active attitude of people in promoting a culture of peace. Promoting a justice and peace culture means knowing peace actors in your country and the ability to recognise rights to promote and defend. Being an active subject of change means defending vulnerable people against violence and bullying, respecting the laws, raising awareness about rights and defending and promoting them in the public context, promoting principles of justice and peace between young people, and promoting an active consumption of sustainable products.
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