Violence against children in all its forms (physical, emotional, and sexual) is a profound violation of human rights and has devastating short- and long-term mental and physical effects (UN Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Children).
To date, more than 40 countries have signed the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, which places peacebuilding and state-building as two central and mutually reinforcing goals to promote development in fragile and conflict-affected states.
Understanding why women are involved in small and micro-enterprise (SME) businesses in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda can help governments design policies to support this sector of the economy.
Can artificial intelligence (AI) help predict COVID-19 outbreaks and ease lockdown restrictions? Can new innovations keep campuses open and support contact tracing? Can AI support victims of gender-based violence related to COVID-19 lockdowns? These are just some of the questions the CA$12.65 million Global South AI4COVID Response Program seeks to answer.
Six research projects aim to rebuild post-COVID-19 socio-economic systems in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal in a way that allows women to contribute fully. The projects accomplish this by reducing the burden of unpaid domestic work.
The Rockefeller Foundation and IDRC are pleased to announce a new five-year, CA$11-million research funding partnership. “Catalyzing change for healthy and sustainable food systems” aims to improve quality of life for low-income and vulnerable people in East Africa who face the double burden of malnutrition and environmental threats like climate change.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge global health systems and cause financial hardship, there is mounting evidence of how it is deepening gender disparities across cultures and economic sectors.
IDRC will support evaluative and action research evaluative to promote women’s economic empowerment through the reduction and redistribution of unpaid care work in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal.