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Expectations of gender roles may play a significant role in fueling different types of violence. Researchers will investigate drivers that establish gender roles and the part they play in shaping violence among urban youth in four working-class neighbourhoods of Karachi and Rawalpindi/Islamabad.
Topic(s): GENDER ANALYSIS, CRIME, LOW INCOME GROUPS, Social assistance
Region(s): South Asia, Pakistan
Total Funding: CA$ 479,300.00

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing escalating urban violence and crime in an atmosphere of unstable institutions and security, increasing inequality, and a chronic lack of basic public services.
Topic(s): SOCIAL INEQUALITIES, WOMEN, YOUTH, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, URBAN COMMUNITIES
Region(s): Democratic Republic of the Congo
Total Funding: CA$ 403,400.00

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This research project will assess the effectiveness of South Africa’s efforts to upgrade its urban centres, which include interventions to modify urban environments and public spaces, provide services to victims of violence, and directly involve affected communities in addressing violence.
Topic(s): LOCAL DEVELOPMENT, EVALUATION TECHNIQUES, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, CRIMINOLOGY
Region(s): South Africa
Total Funding: CA$ 498,700.00

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Urban violence has many causes that require both short- and long-term interventions. Many of these interventions are poverty reduction programs.
Topic(s): SOCIAL PROBLEMS, SOCIAL INEQUALITIES, EVALUATION TECHNIQUES, GOVERNMENT
Region(s): South Africa
Total Funding: CA$ 525,010.00

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With an average of 15.5 homicides for every 100,000 inhabitants, Latin America’s homicide rate is more than double the global average. While Bogota, Colombia, Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile have similarities in terms of social and economic development, there are also sharp contrasts in their respective levels of violence and social exclusion.
Topic(s): SOCIAL WELFARE, CRIME, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES
Region(s): Latin America, Chile, Colombia, Peru
Total Funding: CA$ 548,700.00

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Involuntary displacement in urban areas takes place when people are forced to leave and do not have the option to stay. It can be caused by development projects, conflict, or natural disasters.
Topic(s): SOCIAL CONDITIONS, CRIME, LOW INCOME GROUPS
Region(s): India, Sri Lanka, South Asia
Total Funding: CA$ 547,600.00

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The aim of this project is to better understand the causes and impacts of urban violence and inequality on women in Zimbabwe. Research will explore how current laws and policies are applied in practice, as well as how historic causes of exclusion might continue to shape government policy.
Topic(s): GOVERNMENT POLICY, ECONOMIC DISPARITY, WOMEN, CRIMINOLOGY, GENDER ANALYSIS
Region(s): Zimbabwe
Total Funding: CA$ 500,000.00

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Ghana is experiencing rapid urbanization and significant economic growth. However, this urbanization is accompanied by poor urban governance, which could potentially increase levels of poverty and cause a dramatic rise in crime and violence.
Topic(s): SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Social assistance, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, URBAN COMMUNITIES
Region(s): Ghana
Total Funding: CA$ 497,200.00

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The aim of this study is to understand the importance of strong social cohesion in the cities of Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro, which suffer from high levels of inequality, poverty, and violence.
Topic(s): SOCIAL INEQUALITIES, GENDER ANALYSIS, URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Region(s): Brazil, South Africa
Total Funding: CA$ 499,600.00

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This research focuses on the changes in criminal urban violence that have accompanied sociopolitical developments in Côte d’Ivoire since the 1990s.
Topic(s): WOMEN, YOUTH, CRIMINOLOGY
Region(s): Ivory Coast
Total Funding: CA$ 493,300.00

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