This collaborative project will contribute to policies and strategies to address the immediate and longer-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies, social cohesion, and governance in Benin, Burkina Faso, and South Africa.
Despite the broader commitment to ensure the increased participation of women in peace processes, evidence continues to show consistently low numbers of women’s engagement, coupled with the dearth of gender-sensitivity in the narrative and literature on peace and security.
While there is a growing body of information available about child marriage globally, relatively little comparative work has been done to examine its different manifestations, experiences and impacts in different settings.
Mining-affected communities globally, and specifically in West Africa, experience both the potential of important socio-economic development opportunities and the negative socio-economic and environmental impacts of mining activities.
In South Africa, a history of apartheid policies, concentrated poverty, social deprivation, and other risk factors related to violence within particular areas have created conditions that exacerbate exclusion, inequality, and poverty, especially among youth.
Although gender-based violence (GBV) is endemic globally, some of the highest rates in the world are found in Muslim-majority countries where conservative interpretations of Islamic Family Law persist.
The objective of this project is to test whether the Food and Agriculture Organization's Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security can help increase accountability for large-scale land acquisitions in Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa.
IDRC is pleased to announce a call for proposals for multi-year research projects on innovative legal empowerment approaches in Africa and South-East Asia. Local organizations will lead the research, which will promote the rights of vulnerable groups and foster more inclusive and accountable institutions.