SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The Untapped Potential of Women for Sustainable Peace in Resource Regions
  • Isabel B. FrancoEmail author
  • Ellen Derbyshire
Part of the Science for Sustainable Societies book series (SFSS)


This chapter makes a strong contribution to SDG 16 as it examines the role of women and livelihood options in fostering sustainable peace. Research was conducted in rural communities in the vicinity of Risaralda, Colombia, a resource-rich region. The results obtained are important as they provide insights into the heterogeneous composition of communities, particularly women and their identities, which explains contrasting perceptions towards project development. Secondly, outcomes entail a practical dimension which suggests that in the process of assessment, development and management of resources, differences related to community identity, religion and context-based factors must be recognized and taken into account to foster sustainable peace and overall regional sustainability.


SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Women Sustainable livelihoods Community Resource regions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for the Advanced Study of SustainabilityUnited Nations University Shibuya-kuTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Australian Institute for Business and EconomicsThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Business SchoolThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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