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IDS is at the forefront of international development. Working with partners around the world, we are transforming global knowledge to bring about equitable and sustainable societies where everyone, everywhere can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice.

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Working Paper

Using Participatory Action Research Methodologies for Engaging and Researching with Religious Minorities in Contexts of Intersecting Inequalities

CREID Working Paper 5

While there is growing scholarship on the intersectional nature of people’s experience of marginalisation, analyses tend to ignore religion-based inequalities. A lack of Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) undermines people’s possibilities of accessing services and rights and enjoying...

8 January 2021

Brief

Supporting Women’s Empowerment in Pakistan: Lessons for Donors

IDS Policy Briefing;172

In a context where democratic culture and civil society space are under threat, rights-based organisations face increased restrictions on their activities, and donors are finding it harder to engage with them. However, findings show that donor support is crucial for successful women’s...

5 January 2021

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