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SAI Event Topic : Gender


Fri, September 22, 2017 from 12:00pm - 01:00pm  /  Austin Hall 102 1515 Massachusetts Avenue  /  Harvard Law School

Family Law Reform in Pakistan: Recent Opinions Favoring Women-Initiated Divorce

A Lunchtime Talk with Mubasher Hussain, ILSP: SHARIAsource Visiting Fellow, Fulbright Scholar

Lunch will be provided – please RSVP

Dr. Hussain will discuss Islamic law’s guidelines for the dissolution of marriage, particularly the khul-divorcewhich, under conventional Sunni interpretation, allows a wife to dissolve the marriage only if her husband consents. In his research of Textualist Scholars in the Indian Subcontinent, Dr. Hussain explores an alternative interpretation, which permits a wife to dissolve the marriage without her husband’s consent. This talk will explore arguments that justify the scholar-jurists’ view, based on recent leading opinions from their circles.

Sponsored by SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:00pm

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 01:00pm

VENUE
Austin Hall 102 1515 Massachusetts Avenue


VENUE
Harvard Law School

ADDRESS
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02138

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Fri, January 9, 2015  /  New Delhi

Addressing Gender Norms Through Education: Developing and Implementing Adolescent Curriculum

A one day seminar to explore new developments in curriculum development and implementation by state, civil, and the academic community.

Participation by invitation only. Hosted by Harvard South Asia Institute Gender Violence Project, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University and Population Foundation of India.

More about the Harvard Gender Violence Project. 

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Fri, Jan 9, 2015

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Fri, Jan 9, 2015

VENUE
New Delhi

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Mon, November 17, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S354

Access to Toilets and Women’s Rights

Urbanization and Gender Seminar

Sharmila Murthy, Assistant Professor of Law, Suffolk University; Visiting Scholar, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Ramnath Subbaraman, Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Research Advisor, Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action, and Research (PUKAR), Mumbai, India

Subhadra Banda, Research Associate, Centre for Policy Research; MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

As India looks to position itself as a global leader, it also bears the ignominious status as being the open defecation capital of the world.  Of the 2.5 billion people in the world who still lack access to adequate sanitation, nearly one-third live in India.  Tragic events last summer in rural India further raised awareness of access to toilets as a women’s issue.  Drawing on their experiences in urban and rural India, Professor Murthy, Dr. Subbaraman and Ms. Banda will explore the challenges of improving access to sanitation on the sub-continent, addressing the public health, gender, policy and legal dimensions of this complicated issue.

 

START
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Wed, November 12, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S250

Women Rising: Empowering the Women of Pakistan and Afghanistan

Gender Seminar

Dan Grant, Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID (Full Bio)

Discussant: Parnian NazaryAdvocacy Manager at Women for Afghan Women (WAW)

Discussant: Kanwal BokharyEconomic Growth Officer for USAID in Pakistan 

Chair: Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

The women of Afghanistan and Pakistan have achieved astonishing gains in the past decade, but much work is left to be done. Dan Grant will discuss USAID’s efforts to support the women of Afghanistan and Pakistan and what challenges remain. Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, leader of the South Asia Institute’s Gender Violence Project.

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Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Wed, October 29, 2014 from 04:30pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Gender and Violence: New research from Roma and Pakistan and the IMAGES Survey

Gender Seminar

Jennifer Leaning, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights; Director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer, Harvard Law School; University Adviser on Human Rights Education; Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights

Brian Heilman, Gender and Evaluation Specialist at the International Center for Research on Women.

Cosponsored by the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights (FXB), Harvard School of Public Health, and Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

 

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 04:30pm

END
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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Fri, September 19, 2014 from 05:00pm - 06:30pm  /  CGIS South, S010

The Role of Arts in Social Change

Gender and Arts at SAI Seminar

Nandita Das, Actor, Director, and Advocate of Social Issues

Cara Moyer-Duncan, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College

Moderator: Mukti KhaireAssociate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Nandita Das is known to world audiences for her critically acclaimed performances as an actor in films like Fire, Earth, Bawander, and Before the Rains. Das will speak on her work that addresses social issues in the South Asia context, with particular focus on gender issues.

Cara Moyer-Duncan was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for African Studies while completing field research. Her work is on culture, art, and social change, with a particular focus on Africa.

Please also consider attending the Film Screening of Bawandar on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:00PM.

This is the inaugural event of the Arts Initiative at SAI, which connects with artists who use art as a medium to communicate intractable social issues that impact South Asia.

Cosponsored by The Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and the Cultural and Humanitarian Agents seminar at the Mahindra Center for the Humanities.

Article about the event: Art and Social Change

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 05:00pm

END
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 06:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

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