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Governance, Security, and Justice (GSJ) / Gouvernance, sécurité et justice (GSJ)

 



The Governance, Security, and Justice program funds research that focuses on how states and societies interact to build legitimate and accountable public authorities. We focus particularly on research that examines the interactions between state and non-state actors, and formal and informal institutions, in the areas of governance, security, and justice. We work with researchers and organizations in developing countries, and with international organizations in the crisis and state-building field who are exploring the complexity of local dynamics, needs, and opportunities. By funding research that is locally driven, grounded, and policy-relevant, we aim to build knowledge and skills in the areas of governance, security, and justice in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

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Le programme Gouvernance, sécurité et justice (GSJ) subventionne des travaux de recherche qui examinent comment les États et les sociétés interagissent pour constituer des pouvoirs publics qui sont légitimes et qui rendent des comptes. Ils sont axés plus particulièrement sur les interactions entre les acteurs étatiques et les acteurs non étatiques, ainsi qu’entre les institutions officielles et les institutions officieuses, en matière de gouvernance, de sécurité et de justice. L’équipe de GSJ travaille avec des chercheurs et des organismes des pays en développement de même qu’avec des organisations internationales qui se penchent sur les situations de crise et l’édification de l’État en mettant l’accent sur la complexité de la dynamique, des besoins et des possibilités à l’échelle locale. En soutenant la recherche ancrée localement et pertinente sur le plan des politiques, le programme produira des connaissances et renforcera les capacités en gouvernance, sécurité et justice dans des situations de conflit et de fragilité.

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  • CRDI (CRDI, Ottawa, ON, 2017-11)
    L’équipe du programme CEDEF s’est consacrée à la synthèse et à la diffusion des résultats de chacun de nos 14 projets se déroulant en Asie et en Afrique. Nos chercheurs ont travaillé d’arrache-pied pour tenter d’influencer ...
  • IDRC (IDRC, Ottawa, ON, 2017-11)
    The GrOW team has been busy synthesizing and disseminating findings from each of our 14 projects located across Asia and Africa. Our researchers have been hard at work influencing the global discourse on women’s economic ...
  • IDRC (IDRC, Ottawa, ON, 2017-07)
    The GrOW team wanted to enhance your summer break, by sharing some of the exciting developments in our program. This year and the next will focus on communication efforts from GrOW and its partners to bring you all the ...
  • IDRC (IDRC, Ottawa, ON, 2015)
    This tool is meant to encourage learning, knowledge sharing and network development among partners by providing links to resources, program and project updates, and news on work done on women’s economic empowerment and ...
  • IDRC (IDRC, Ottawa, ON, 2016-03)
    On March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day, a chance to reflect on the progress made towards women’s empowerment and the lingering challenges. The second edition of the newsletter features resources and updates on ...
  • IDRC (IDRC, Ottawa, ON, 2016-12)
    This has been an action-packed year for the women’s empowerment agenda, full of victories and loses, each reminding us of how important our work is to ensure evidence informs policies and practice. A positive call to action ...
  • Briceño-León, Roberto (Fundacion Centro Gumilla, 2016-03)
    El 2015 cerró como el año más violento y con mayor criminalidad: las cifras más grandes de homicidios, robos, secuestros, extorsiones en la historia del país. Sin embargo, las cifras oficiales no dijeron nada. El silencio ...
  • University of Zimbabwe; Institute of Environmental Studies (Southern & Eastern African Regional Centre for Women's Law, 2015)
    With increasing urbanization worldwide over the past half-century, cities in sub-Saharan Africa have been completely changed. In this context, researchers present a comprehensive survey of the Zimbabwean cities of Harare ...
  • Unknown author (HumanSciencesRCSA, 2016)
    In order to address the high levels of poverty and violence experienced in Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro, local governments have been seeking evidence on which strategies and interventions are effective for the reduction ...
  • Barolsky, Vanessa (Scielo, 2016)
    The South African state has an understanding of civic solidarity that seeks a common good. Referred to in the literature as “social cohesion,” this is an idea that is said to be a preventative force against violence in ...
  • Schuurman, Nadine; Cinnamon, Jonathan; Walker, Blake Byron; Fawcett, Vanessa; Nicol, Andrew; Hameed, Syed Morad; Matzopoulos, Richard (Taylor & Francis, 2015-06)
    While violence has been the subject of great study, data remains limited on the impacts and nature of interpersonal injury. Injury continues to be a global health issue, however. Through the analysis of injury surveillance ...
  • Oni, Tolu; Smit, Warren; Matzopoulos, Richard; Hunter Adams, Jo; Pentecost, Michelle (Springer, 2016-08)
    The urban growth of cities across Africa has drastically increased the number of people living in informal or under served conditions. Using a public health approach, this study examines the urban health inequity faced by ...
  • Jabar, Ardil; Barth, Dylan; Matzopoulos, Richard; Engel, Mark Emmanuel (BMJ Publishing Group, 2017-11)
    Violence and injury observatories were developed in Colombia and aim to prevent crime and violence in communities, both locally and regionally. They now exist across the Americas and Western Europe. Despite this, no ...
  • Bowman, Brett; Stevens, Garth; Eagle, Gillian; Langa, Malose; Kramer, Sherianne; Kiguwa, Peace; Nduna, Mzikazi (Elsevier, 2015-12)
    Violence is a serious public health and human rights challenge with global psychosocial impacts across the human lifespan. As a middle-income country (MIC), South Africa experiences high levels of interpersonal, self-directed ...
  • Sawas, Amiera; Mustafa, Daanish; Anwar, Nausheen H.; Iqtidar, Humeira; Viqar, Sarwat (2014-02)
    This scoping study is part of a research project entitled ‘Gender and Violence in Urban Pakistan’. This is one of 15 projects being conducted across the world which form the larger Safe and Inclusive Cities Project (SAIC). ...
  • Anwar, Nausheen H.; Mustafa, Daanish; Viqar, Sarwat; Sawas, Amiera; Iqtidar, Humeira (2014-02)
    This scoping study is part of a research project entitled ‘Gender and Violence in Urban Pakistan’. This is one of 15 projects being conducted across the world which form the larger Safe and Inclusive Cities Project (SAIC). ...
  • Anwar, Nausheen H.; Viqar, Sarwat (Wiley, 2016)
    In conducting fieldwork for every research project, a key factor in the success of the research is the cultural negotiation of the researchers themselves. This article highlights the role of research assistants in navigating ...
  • Burte, Himanshu; Kundar, Nisha (2016-03)
    In tackling issues of justice and violence, spatiality and the physical layout of urban communities comes to be important factors for examination. Spatial justice becomes an important feature, and one that can be approached ...
  • Mdlalose, Bandile (Taylor & Francis, 2014-12)
    The Abahlali baseMjondolo organisation rose as a grassroots social movement in South Africa in the mid-2000s, but since the 2014 election, has taken a change of direction away from its original purpose. Mdlalose recounts, ...
  • Martinez-Alier, Joan; Anguelovski, Isabelle; Bond, Patrick; Del Bene, Daniela; Demaria, Federico (University of Arizona Library, 2014)
    In their own battles and strategy meetings since the early 1980s, EJOs (environmental justice organizations) and their networks have introduced several concepts to political ecology that have also been taken up by academics ...

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