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IDS Policy Briefing 71

Tackling Urban Violence in Mumbai and Cape Town through Citizen Engagement and Community Action

Published on 1 August 2014

Urban violence is an urgent and growing problem in many cities across the world. It comes in a multitude of forms such as gender-based violence, gangs and drug-related violence, police violence, religious riots, vigilante groups, and others.

This briefing focuses on gender-based violence in Cape Town, South Africa, and juvenile crime in Mumbai, India, to explore how those living with this violence may be enabled to address it themselves. Those living in poverty find a variety of responses to violence and this briefing shares evidence of how citizens can contribute both independently and through collective action to building safer communities.

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Gupte, J.; Shahrokh, T. and Wheeler, J. (2014) Tackling Urban Violence in Mumbai and Cape Town through Citizen Engagement and Community Action, IDS Policy Briefing 71, Brighton: IDS

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Jaideep Gupte

Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader

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IDS Policy Briefing, issue 71

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