In this issue, read the research results from our Safe and Inclusive Cities program and don’t forget that the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2018 call is now open.

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View of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, March 30, 2016.

Safe and Inclusive Cities

From 2013 to 2016, the Safe and Inclusive Cities initiative tested the effectiveness of urban violence reduction strategies in more than 40 cities globally. Now that the program — jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development — has come to completion, its findings are improving how we understand urban violence and making an impact in the field of urban safety.

Read about solutions that can make cities safer and more inclusive.

Supporting women in STEM careers with two new initiatives
Research plays an important role in achieving Zero Hunger
Using the SDGs as a tool to reflect our research
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Past events

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16 Days of activism against gender-based violence
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 marked the first of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Learn more about IDRC-supported projects focused on preventing and ending gender-based violence.

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Annual Public Meeting 2017
Watch the video of IDRC’s Annual Public Meeting, held on November 21. 


IDRC with Royal Highness Princess Sumaya of Jordan at WCSJ conference 2017 in San Francisco
World Conference of Science Journalists
Read highlights of our participation at the World Conference of Science Journalists in San Francisco.
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Research in action

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Gender and violence in cities
Rapid urbanization outpaces planning in cities of the global South. This results in millions of people, especially women, living with a deep sense of insecurity, with many experiencing violence in its many forms on a daily basis.


Mariam Nakawa, photographed near her mine shaft at a gold mining site in central Uganda.

Golden girls: The hidden role of women in Africa's artisanal mines
Women play an important role in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Alongside our partners, IDRC is seeking to identify the barriers they face so that mining reforms will take the appropriate measures to enhance their livelihoods.

Tumsifu Lucas Sanga texts other famers

Charting Change digest
How do ideas evolve to become ground breaking solutions? This year’s digest illustrates how IDRC-supported research turns ideas into action, and contributes to improving lives in the Global South. Presented in partnership with Canadian Geographic, these stories are published monthly on the Charting Change blog.


IDRC Books
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Healthy Lives for Vulnerable Women and Children
Entre el activismo y la intervención
Revitalizing Health for All
Careers and competitions
Call for proposals: The Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2018 competition
Registration deadline:
January 16, 2018
Application deadline:
February 13, 2018
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