“I remember first seeing her when I was a freshman at Kinnaird College, an all-women institution in Lahore, Pakistan. I sat at the very back of a large hall packed with young women waiting to hear the great Asma Jahangir speak. We sat in awe of her bravery and most of us were also afraid for her life.”
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In a webinar as part of the Livelihood Creation Project, Shantha Sinha, MV Foundation, and Jacqueline Bhabha, HSPH, HLS, HKS, discussed obstacles and challenges that girls face when pursuing education.
Listen to Namita Dharia discuss the life of a migrant worker in urban India and how the construction industry is addressing issues of child labor and women’s safety.
“More than the political aspect, it is understanding how women cope with the phenomenon of disappearances that appealed to me as a filmmaker,” says director Nilosree Biswas in an interview with SAI on the unique culture of Kashmir.
On January 9, 2015, SAI co-hosted a day-long seminar on “Addressing Gender Norms through Education: Developing and Implementing Adolescent Curriculum” in New Delhi.
SAI has awarded 18 grants to support undergraduate and graduate student projects over the Winter Session in January, 2015. These include 6 undergraduates and 12 graduate students who will be traveling to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka for research and internships.
On August 26 and 27, leaders and academics from both the US and India gathered to explore how gender violence in South Asia can be prevented in a workshop hosted by SAI and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Bhabha, along with Akshay Mangla, Harvard Business School, and Diane Rosenfeld, HLS, is a co- leader of SAI’s Harvard Gender Violence Project, which aims to elevate the status of South Asian women by engaging societies to reject violence and foster respect for all people.