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Harvard Gender Violence Project


Scholarly Papers

A National Network to End Dating Violence: Out Against Abuse
Sabrin Chowdhury

Back to Basics: Essential Qualities of Services for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Shanti J. Kulkarni, Holly Bell and Diane McDaniel Rhodes

Implementing Gender Curriculum Programs to End Sexual Violence
Sabrin Chowdhury

Men, Masculinity, and Domestic Violence in India
International Center for Research on Women

Recovery : Resilience and Growth in the Aftermath of Domestic Violence
Kim M. Anderson, Lynette M. Renner and Fran S. Danis

Media and Blog Articles

Access to sanitation and women’s rights
SAI Seminar, November 24, 2014

Alchemizing anger to hope
The Hindu, Jan. 25, 2013

America’s Rape Problem: We Refuse to Admit That There Is One
The Nation, Jan. 4 2013

Amid rape fiasco, India’s leaders keep up insensitive remarks
The Washington Post, Jan. 4, 2013

A moment of triumph for women
The Hindu, Jan. 25, 2013

A task only half finished
The Hindu, August 28, 2013 By Aparna Viswanathan

Afghan rape victim ‘attacked again by government workers protecting her’
The Guardian, Jan. 23, 2013

Balancing the juvenile act
The Hindu, September 9, 2013

Bolivian State Politician Caught on Video Allegedly Raping Unconscious Woman on Parliament Floor
Jezebel, Jan. 18, 2013

Changing attitudes towards women
The Express Tribune, Dec. 31, 2012

Domestic Violence: It’s Assuming Epidemic Proportions—Effah Chukwuma
Vanguard, June 14, 2013

Decoding Gender-Based Violence
The World Bank, June 10, 2013

Feminism Can’t Cure India’s Rape Epidemic – Shikha Demla, June 19, 2013

Focus on Rape in India Ignores Gender Violence as a Global Tragedy
Global Post, January 9, 2013

Harvard College Women’s Center
A History of Violence

How do you learn grit?
Video, The, Jan. 22, 2013

If we want to see the change, let us be the change – Beaking the Shackles of Male Chauvinism in India
Soroptimist International, Jan. 1, 2013

India Rape Trial Starts With Renewed Ban on Media Coverage
NYTimes, Jan. 24, 2013

India’s 70 Million Missing Women: Female Feticide
Soroptimist International, March 8, 2013

Keeping Women Safe: Addressing the root causes of violence against women in South Asia
Harvard Magazine, January 2015

Let’s ask how we contribute to rape
The Hindu, Dec. 25, 2012

Mukhtar Mai – the gang rape victim who defied her attackers
New Statesman, Oct. 19, 2012

Nigeria has a rape culture too
The Guardian, Jan. 14, 2013

No Shortcuts on Rape
Economic and Political Weekly, Jan. 12, 2013

Rape and the crisis of Indian masculinity
The Hindu, Dec. 19, 2012

Reflections of a sorry repatriate
India Today, Jan. 18, 2013

Some thoughts on rape, sexual violence and protest
Devika Narayan

The Delhi student movement
The Express Tribune, Jan 8, 2012

The rapist in the mirror
The Hindu, Jan. 11, 2013

The Worldwide War on Baby Girls
The Economist, March 4, 2010

The Worst Place In The World To Be A Woman
The Economist, April 12, 2012

Wars Overlooked Victims
The Economist, January 13, 2011

What Men Can Do To Prevent Gender Violence
Jackson Katz, 1999

Power Point Presentations

Curricular Reform
Power Point Presentation

Reports and Guides

Concurrent evaluation of Adolescent Education Program Report for 2010- 2011
submitted to UNFPA by Sambodhi Research and Communications Pvt. Ltd., 2010-2011

Guidelines and Protocols: Medico-legal care for survivors/victims of sexual violence
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, March, 2014

Measures for Ensuring the Safety of Women and Programmes for Gender Sensitization on Campuses
published by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi in December  2014

Report of Expert Committee on Gender and Education
published by the National Commission for Women, New Delhi, Charu Walikhan

School Education in India: A Handbook
by Akanksha Bapna, Ph.D. and Namrata Sharma, Evaldesign January 2015

Speeches and Presentations

Jacqueline Bhabha speaks to CCTV about gender violence in India
June 2014

Speech by Retired Chief Justice Leila Seth

Tackling Gender-Based Violence in South Asia – What Options do we Have?
Webinar with Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard University, November 25, 2013

Ted Talk: Jackson Katz: Violence Against Women—It’s A Men’s Issue
Ted Talk, May 2013

Women Rising: Empowering the Women of Pakistan and Afghanistan
SAI Gender Seminar, Harvard University, November 12, 2014

Women’s Rights and Gender Based Violence: The Influence of the Education System
Educators for Teaching India Conference (podcast), Harvard University, April 2014


Media Coverage

Harvard Gender Violence Project Press Release

Harvard to launch gender justice bid, Times of India, July 10, 2013
New Delhi: Harvard University’s Gender Violence Project, established in the wake of the December 16 Delhi gang rape case and the call for action to stop violence against women, will kick off with the ‘Gender Justice and Criminal Law Reform Conference’ in Delhi on Friday. Read more.

Harvard to hold gender justice and criminal law conference here, First Post, July 9, 2013
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Leading law makers, police officials and social activists are meeting here over the weekend in a Harvard University-organised conference to discuss effective legal, educational and social approaches to promote gender equality and curb violence against women. Read more.

Make laws on gender violence more citizen-friendly: Experts, Business Standard, July 7, 2013
“In India, the laws are not harmonized. As part of moving forward on gender issues we have to understand how to simplify the law. Very often even the police do not know the laws,” Ruchira Gupta, gender activist and founder president of NGO Apne Aap Women Worldwide, said at the seminar “Gender Justice, Criminal Law and Curricular Reforms” held at the India International Centre.

Understanding India’s rape crisis, Harvard Gazette, September 20, 2013
Q&A with Jacqueline Bhabha on why Delhi rape case convictions don’t solve the problem. Read more.