Why it matters:
We are living in a world that is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy sustained levels of peace, security and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. Indeed until there is peace, stability, human rights or effective governance that is based on the rule of law – we cannot hope for sustainable development. This is why it is disturbing to discover that every minute, nearly 20 people are displaced as a result of conflict or persecution; 10 million have been deemed stateless as a result of having been denied a nationality and related rights; and 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime.