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

A new IDS Policy Briefing from J. Gupte, T. Shahrokh and J Wheeler.image of front cover

Urban violence is an urgent and growing problem in many cities across the world. 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.