2018 John Hopkins SIAS students came up with ideas on how Equal means Equal can partner with civil society to empower women.

SAIS students interview local village women about micro-credit programs with Rajkala Partha, Founder of Sharana, the “Social and Development Organization.” Sharana was established in July 2000 by Rajkala Partha, a Chennai-trained social worker with a post graduate degree in Rural Development from Madras Christian College.

Tipping Points and the Law: SAIS Women Lead students analyzed the relationship between civil society and legal reforms in India, Bangladesh, and the United States

An election. An act of violence. A moving narrative. There are a number of tipping points that spark action among a populace, rallying that country’s civil society ecosystem to act. In no example has this been more evident than in India following the 2012 gang rape case in Delhi. This incident on December 6th involved a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was beaten, raped and tortured in a private bus in which she was travelling with her friend. This fatal assault generated widespread national and international coverage and was widely condemned, both in India and abroad. Subsequently, thousands protested against the state and central governments for failing to provide adequate security for women in New Delhi and throughout the country…

2018 John Hopkins SIAS students came up with ideas on how Equal means Equal can partner with civil society to empower women.

As Kamala Lopez, documentary filmmaker and founder of Equal Means Equal notes, “Trump’s election can be seen as the tipping point and Harvey Weinstein, et al, ‘collateral damage’ in the long overdue cultural shift presently occurring in the United States.”

Dr. Corinne Kumar, Co-Founder of the World Courts of Women and Vimochana Forum for Women’s Rights describes her local women’s collective with her staff member to SAIS students in Bangalore, India.

SAIS Students Present their Power Point Presentation to Equal Means Equal

2018 Research Partnership between Equal Means Equal and Johns Hopkins University SAIS Women Lead. 

The SAIS Women Lead Practicum Program led by Dr. Kent Davis-Packard partners students with corporations, non-governmental organizations, NGOs, and governments on actionable research projects that advance women. For more information, click here