International Women's Day 2022: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Sushma Raman
Sima Samar
Zoe Marks
Nicholas Opiyo
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Armed conflict, rising authoritarianism, and the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to roll back decades of progress in improving the status of women and girls around the world. Join us on International Women's Day as the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum hosts a discussion on the status and human rights of women and girls, focusing on health, gender, child labor, and the closing of democratic freedoms featuring Sushma Raman (MC/MPA '13), Executive Director of the Carr Center; Dr. Sima Samar, Carr Center Fellow and Minister of Women's Affairs of Afghanistan from 2001-2003; Dr. Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School; and Nicholas Opiyo, Scholar at Risk, Carr Center Fellow, and Ugandan human rights lawyer.

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The Institute of Politics will be strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols, including vaccination, testing, and quarantine guidelines. HKS buildings including the Forum are closed to people without a Harvard ID and attendance will be limited to the 250-person posted room capacity. RSVPs are required for in-person attendance. Masks must be worn at all times, except for quick sips of beverages. Food will not be allowed in the venue.