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Asia Research News 2015 features IDRC-funded projects

​From adapting to climate change in the Himalayas to improving maternal health care for women in Vietnam, exploring how to defuse violence in Pakistani cities, or building new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh, the 2015 edition of Asia Research...

Using psychology to reduce violence in South Africa

​How can a public health approach to reducing violence in South Africa be improved? A new article by researchers working with the Safe and Inclusive Cities initiative argues that integrating and understanding the psychological factors associated...

Assessing the success of a violence-reduction policy in South Africa

​A new approach to reducing violence in South Africa's Western Cape province was introduced in 2013. As part of the Safe and Inclusive Cities initiative, researchers at the University of Cape Town have assessed the policy's first year of...

Urban upgrading, resettlement are tools to overcome youth violence in South Africa

How effective have South Africa’s efforts been to upgrade its urban centres, modify urban environments and public spaces, provide services to victims of violence, and directly involve affected communities in addressing violence? This systematic...

Urban violence in Khayelitsha township, South Africa: Finding a way out

​Khayelitsha in South Africa's Western Cape province is a violent place, with a murder rate well above the national average. IDRC grantee Vanessa Barolsky explores how existing social networks and organizations can overcome violence, inequality, and...

LES DÉCHETS ÉLECTRONIQUES ET INFORMATIQUES EN AFRIQUE
Défis et opportunités pour un développement durable au Bénin, au Mali et au Sénégal

Should joining the information society happen without assessing the risks posed by the flood of equipment into African countries? What strategies and mechanisms can these countries, consumers of computer and electronic products that are often at the...

Migration, Gender and Social Justice: Perspectives on Human Insecurity

This book brings together findings from a variety of IDRC-supported projects on gender in migration. It presents a diverse but selective set of empirical, theoretical, and methodological issues from migrant-centred and Southern perspectives. By...

Femmes et enseignement supérieur en Afrique

Africa's education systems are marked by profound inequalities related to location, district (rural vs. urban zones), ethnicity, and social class. Gender inequality is particularly significant in higher education.   The authors in Femmes et...

Report sheds light on demands for accountability, transparency for large-scale land deals in Africa

In Africa, large-scale land deals can bring benefits such as jobs, market access, and infrastructure, but they can also dispossess people of land and other resources and spark conflict over economic benefits. Part of the problem is that land deals...

Political participation in Tunisia

Since early 2011, Maryam Ben Salem and Giorgia Depaoli from the Center of Arab Woman for Training and Research (CAWTAR) have been documenting how young women are engaging in Tunisia’s political life. Part of a cohort of 14 initiatives across Africa...

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