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IDRC funds research that supports gender equality and facilitates women’s empowerment.
While armed shootouts are increasingly rare in Tabajaras/Cabritos, long-time residents now worry that the neighbourhood is no longer theirs.
Women are significantly underrepresented in science, making up only 28% of all researchers globally — and the disparity is even greater in the fields of natural sciences and engineering.
Coding Rights leverages creative feminist approaches to support online rights.
SAIC was a global research program that brought leading experts together to help understand the drivers of urban violence.
According to a UN fact-finding mission, some 700,000 people lost their homes, livelihoods, or both in what many believed was an effort to punish the regime’s opposition supporters.
SAIC experts explored poverty, violence, and inequality in 40 cities across Latin America, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.
More than 75 researchers and policymaker have tested the effectiveness of urban violence reduction theories, strategies, and interventions.
Millions, especially women, live with a deep sense of insecurity and experience violence in a multitude of forms each day.

Tremendous challenges remain to ensure that the most vulnerable populations, including women, children, and adolescents, are able to enjoy the healthy lives and well-being promised in the Sustainable Development Goals. Much of their poor health is caused by poverty, gender, lack of education,...