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Strengthening Governance in Health Systems for Reproductive Health and Rights in Pakistan

Pakistan, with the world's sixth largest population, is part of a region that is notorious for its social and gender inequities. As a low-income country, its population has faced numerous economic challenges, especially in the last two decades. …

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Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships

Panos South Asia and IDRC are working together on “Bringing Women’s Voices into the Mainstream: A Media Research Fellowship on Women and Militarization in South Asia.”  The project aims to improve the conditions of women living under the shadow of...


News

IDRC President accompanies Governor General to Chile, Colombia

28/11/2014

IDRC President Jean Lebel will have an opportunity to showcase the work of IDRC-funded researchers in Chile and Colombia during a state visit by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.   Lebel will travel as...

Think Tank Initiative announces funding to 43 institutions

11/09/2014

​The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) is pleased to announce that it has selected 43 institutions from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to receive funding during its second phase (October 2014 to March 2019). For its Phase 2 selection, TTI carefully...

Events

Highlight: The need for victim support services in India's Criminal Justice System

18/02/2015

Enacting a law is often insufficient to ensure justice. That was the message delivered by women's rights lawyer Flavia Agnes from Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai during a lecture at IDRC's Asia Regional Office on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Her talk...

ARO welcomes the Honourable K. Kellie Leitch, Canada’s Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women

13/01/2015

On January 13, 2015, IDRC's Asia Regional Office held a roundtable on Gender Equality and Social Justice in India with Canadian Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, the Honourable Kellie Leitch. Panelists represented think tanks...

Latest Results

Panos South Asia and IDRC are working together on “Bringing Women’s Voices into the Mainstream: A Media Research Fellowship on Women and Militarization in South Asia.”  The project aims to improve the conditions of women living under the shadow of...
Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsBuilding a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studies

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Partner: Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies (SCPSS) Duration: July 2012-August 2013 Status: Closing Budget: CAD 441,000   A Syria Transition Roadmap, produced through an IDRC-funded project called Building a Vision for the...
Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studies

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For more than a decade, IDRC’s Governance for Equity in Health Systems program has supported researchers and health reformers in their efforts to strengthen health systems and find health financing solutions that reflect local needs and priorities...
Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsBuilding a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studies

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A new study comparing the garment-export industries in Honduras and Nicaragua challenges the conventional wisdom that competing on the basis of cheap labour is the only option for poor garment-producing countries. Increasing competition among...
Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsBuilding a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in Africa Balancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studies

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In Uganda, statistics show that 20% of the country’s population has some form of physical disability. Despite these numbers, little research has been conducted to provide a window into the lives of people with disabilities. Without formal research...
Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsBuilding a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industry Ugandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studies
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