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The causes, conditions and consequences of poor water access in Bombay Hotel locality, a predominantly Muslim informal settlement located in Ahmedabad's southern periphery, are studied through the lens of urban violence and conflict. This is done by tracing the dynamics of urban planning and...

Over the last two decades, the state-led production of space, as part of worlding cities, has introduced new structural violences into the lives of poor groups in Durban, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro, and has met with resistance. Three main mechanisms have been adopted to produce space—...

In spaces where intense violence is an every-day occurrence, the security of all residents is deeply impacted. Researchers argues that women and young girls experience this insecurity especially, and in particularly complex ways. By examining the markets of Mumbai, researchers find that women...

Selective state interventions to mitigate natural disasters such as floods, the compulsions under which the urban poor inhabit ecologically marginal lands and in the case of Guwahati, the "encroachments" on wetlands and hills, have set the stage for conflict about housing rights, especially for...

Enhancing women's labor force participation is an important way to promote women's empowerment and improve their well-being and the well-being of their children. The empirical literature on the relationship between women's employment status and domestic violence has been mixed. Some studies find...

Social impact investing provides finance to organizations addressing social and/or environmental needs, with expectations of measurable social and financial returns. The workshop aimed to identify opportunities whereby impact investing could be moved to the next level, such as through a "...

GrOW is a five-year, partnership with the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Launched in 2013 with a focus on low income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the...

How the Wawared project is using technology to collect and share health data that will improve the lives of women and, perhaps eventually, everyone in the nation

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