The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.

Goal 16 is "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions." As the UN puts it: "Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels."

This series includes stories of sisters standing up for human rights. 

LCWR invests in the future of religious life, elevates social justice issues

'Baptized and sent' to the Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

Widowed women in Africa denied basic human rights

30 years after Berlin Wall fell, Catholics seek to recognize heroic Eastern European sisters