Feb 15, 2018 | Alumni, Announcements, News
“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.”
Aug 31, 2016 | Community, Faculty, India, News
By Anisha Gopi, Project Manager On July 28th 2016, the Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) and Tata Trusts hosted the third webinar of a multi-part series on Women’s Empowerment. The webinar, titled ‘Working with Boys and Men to Prevent Gender Based...
Aug 17, 2016 | Blog, Community, Faculty, India, News
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.
Apr 5, 2016 | News, Pakistan, Students
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 ...
Feb 26, 2015 | Blog, India, News, Students
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.
Jan 20, 2015 | Arts at SAI, Blog, Community, India, News
“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.
Jan 13, 2015 | Faculty, India, News
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.
Dec 4, 2014 | Bangladesh, In Region, India, News, Pakistan, Students
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.
Nov 24, 2014 | Faculty, News, South Asia in the News
By Ghazal Gulati and Divya Sooryakumar, Ed. M Candidates, International Education Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education “We have a moral imperative to end open defecation and a duty to ensure women and girls are not at risk of assault and rape simply because...
Aug 30, 2014 | Faculty, News
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.
Jun 12, 2014 | In Region, News, South Asia in the News
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.
May 22, 2014 | India, News, South Asia in the News
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...