Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Peaceful societies are essential for development, without peace progress towards all the other goals is undermined. We work to ensure that people live in inclusive societies, where their voices are heard and they can access their rights.

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In Cameroon there is increasing competition over access to land and water. Conflict over water manifests itself in the destruction of property and violence against livestock and people. Working with our partner MBOSCUDA, we are addressing this by providing safe access to clean water all year round and helping communities to work together.

Clean Water is not only improving health, it is also strengthening relations between two communities previously in conflict. Farmers and grazers now recognise their shared dependence on the natural resources and their interdependence with each other.