Tag : gender


Remembering Asma Jahangir: “Pakistan’s Conscience”

“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.”

Student voices: Women’s rights in Pakistan

This is part of a recurring series in which we share reports from Harvard students who have traveled to South Asia with support from a SAI grant during the winter session. Click here to read more reports from students. By Hira Baig, MTS ’16, Harvard Divinity School ...

Kashmir’s women in wait

“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.

Preventing gender based violence

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.

Gender and the Indian election

Of the 543 MPs who were elected to the 16th Lok Sabha, 61 are women. Although this is the highest number of women MPs elected in history, these women will make up only 11 percent of the political body. On Thursday, May 8, SAI hosted a webinar about the role of women...