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12 September 2013

Safe and Inclusive Cities: New projects to propose strategies to reduce urban violence

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

From South Africa’s townships to Rio de Janeiro’s favelas and the streets of Mumbai, urban violence has emerged as one of the central development challenges of our time. To meet these challenges, 15 new projects have been announced as part of Safe and Inclusive Cities, a CA$11 million initiative funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).  IDRC and DFID have joined forces with research partners around the world to document the links between urban violence, poverty, and inequalities, and to propose strategies to reduce violence in urban centres.

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