Improving employment opportunities for young people with disabilities has been identified as an important policy goal around the world, as evidenced by the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that was signed by 160 nations, including Lebanon.
The Economic Research Forum (ERF), a longstanding IDRC partner based in Cairo, is a prominent regional network of Arab researchers that focuses on economic analysis with increasing attention to multidisciplinary research, gender analysis, and greater regional diversity.
The aim of this scoping study is to conduct a thorough review and analysis of appropriate models for research hubs – often referred to as centres of research excellence – on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and in West Africa.
In an era of rapid change and increasing mistrust in institutions, open data and the surrounding communities that use it, are working to shift norms and culture to create dialogue and collaboration between governments, civil society and the private sector.
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.
Democratic transformations in the Arab world have reignited debate around the need for more inclusive political systems where the rights of different ethnic and religious groups are a priority in the transition period.
This project will analyze three state institutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen - the judiciary, state-controlled religious institutions, and state-owned media - to assess the extent to which these institutions are responding to calls for reform in the wake of the Arab Spring.