Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister for International Development and La Francophonie, announced an ambitious new approach to helping low- and middle-income countries: Canada’s first feminist International Assistance Policy.
At the global level, male homicide rates are roughly double female rates for all age groups. Research has repeatedly confirmed that higher rates of criminal, violent, and delinquent behaviour among males are not biologically based.
Safe streets play a crucial role in enabling livelihoods, mobility, and access to services. In fast-growing Indian cities such as Ahmedabad, streets are also the site of conflict. With incomes and vehicle ownership on the rise, traffic has replaced people as the central point of street design. Vehicle-focused street design is limiting space for vendors, children, the elderly, and the disabled, while instances of violence against women are partly linked to land use and street design.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:30
Research in Action
VIOLENCEDISPLACED PERSONSPovertySOCIAL CONFLICTSIndiaIndiaIndiaSouth AsiaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaURBAN AREAS
What happens when entire communities are uprooted by conflict or development? And how can planners shape the transition so that residents hold on to their livelihoods, social ties, and sense of security?
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00
Research in Action
VIOLENCEPovertyLOW INCOME GROUPSGENDER ANALYSISURBAN YOUTHWOMEN
This report by the Institute for Business Administration Karachi is the culmination of three years of research on gender roles and how they contribute to violence in 12 working class neighborhoods in two of Pakistan’s largest cities: Karachi and Rawalpindi-Islamabad. It highlights the role of frustrated gendered expectations in driving various types of violence, and how these dynamics can be tackled.