Working with UN Women in Jordan to better understand and address the needs of Syrian female refugees in the Za’atari camp, Rana developed advocacy tools on issues of women’s economic empowerment, leadership, and access to resources. Read more about Rana Abdelhamid
Raafi worked at Frost Included where he designed and implemented behavioural insights interventions to improve gender, racial, and LGBT equality in organizations. He worked under a former Women and Public Policy Program Fellow Stephen Frost to both implement Frost Included's diversity and inclusion programs and improve their strategy using cutting edge behavioural insights research. Read more about Raafi Alidina
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
At the OECD, Jorge conducted research on policies to increase the representation of women in corporate decision-making bodies. The goals were to better understand the dynamics that have led to the current low availability of senior level corporate positions for women and identify policies that have been successful on increasing their opportunities. Read more about Jorge Andrés Tapia
Viviann was an intern with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Under the education arm of NCLR, she supported research and implementation of education policy in Latino communities.
Health Policy Research Group, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
In partnership with the Health Policy Research Group at the University of Nigeria, Adanna conducted a mixed methods study on the engagement of Traditional Birth Attendants for postnatal care demand-generation among mothers with non-facility births in Nigeria. Informed by a recently completed qualitative pilot study, she identified the causal impact of performance-based incentives in increasing postnatal care referrals of non-facility births by TBAs through a randomized controlled trial. Read more about Adanna Chukwuma
Cici worked with Rise Up to evaluate and advance cutting-edge innovations in the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement. Rise Up invests in young leaders in Southeast Asia, Africa, and the southern United States pursuing innovative projects related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Cici worked with Youth Champions and other key stakeholders to assess the impact of these projects. Read more about Cici Coquillette
Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Global Health Equity, Guinea
As an intern with the Brigham and Women Hospital’s (BWH) Division of Global Health Equity, Yvette Efevbera, M.Sc., conducted independent research under Division Chief Dr. Paul E. Farmer on understanding problems affecting young women in Guinea following the 2014-15 Ebola crisis. Findings support her ongoing dissertation research, which quantitatively and qualitatively assesses how girl child marriage affects the health, development, and well-being of women and their children, and will be shared with BWH affiliates and the Office of the President to strengthen health systems activities following the Ebola epidemic. Read more about Yvette Efevbera
Using a political science framework, Amal examined the successes and challenges women face when running for State Attorneys General, including the impact of exhibiting ambition to the different campaign techniques used Read more about Amal Elbakhar
Research Program on Children and Global Adversity, Rwanda
Emily worked with Harvard's Research Program on Children and Global Adversity to support the Family Strengthening Intervention for Early Childhood Development (FSI-ECD), a model that uses home visiting and coaching to encourage responsive parent-child interactions and discourage violence and harsh punishment among families living in extreme poverty. Emily created a tool to track financial data and supporting partners at the World Bank in designing a cost effectiveness analysis. Read more about Emily Franchett
Tanvi created an impact assessment framework through which G(irls)20 will be able better understand their influence on the lives of the girls and women they have invested in. She assessed their strategy for previous summits since 2010 and helped them be better prepared for programs in the future.
Marcela worked at IMAGO Global Grassroots, an NGO that helps women grassroots organizations scale-up their impact. In particular, she met with members of two of the biggest organizations in rural India (PRADAN-TRI and SRIJAN) in order to clearly identify their theory of chain, detect particular areas of improvement and design implementable action plans, perform capacity building, and lay the grounds to implement project driven iterative adaptation.
Addressing gender inequality through sport, Karachi United Women’s Division launched a year-round football program to empower young women and girls. Mashal created long-term plans and put them into short-term achievable action. Read more about Mashal Hussain
Jessica was a Summer Policy Fellow with the Boston Women's Workforce Council, a public-private partnership dedicated to closing the gender wage gap. She conducted data analysis, wrote reports, and engaged with the community in the effort to equalize pay between men and women in Boston, and ultimately, across the nation. Read more about Jessica Kahlenberg
This summer, Molly worked on the ground to assist the UN Women's Peace and Security team in Uganda to address humanitarian crises and quell levels of gender-based violence within the South Sudanese refugee population in northern Uganda. Additionally, Molly supported the team's efforts to advance gender equality through the drafting and implementation of national policy that promotes women's rights. Read more about Molly Kellogg
Morgan worked in the evaluation office at the United Nations Population Fund, which drives the organization's accountability to stakeholders and supports evidence-based decision-making. Applying evaluation skills learned at HKS, Morgan collected and analyzed key indicator data for program countries to develop case studies and conduct financial analysis. Read more about Morgan McDaniel
Hemakshi worked at BRAC in Bangladesh to create strategy and evaluation indicators for gender justice and diversity initiatives, which reduce violence and discrimination against women. These programs impact around 20 million people in the country, and engage citizens, civil society organizations and policy makers to change attitudes and create sustainable impact.
Tess worked with the HeForShe Campaign at UN Women in New York. She worked directly with the Head of the HeForShe Initiative on developing the campaign’s strategy to engage more people and deepen its impact. Specifically, Tess managed the development of a gender equality toolkit that will engage with the campaign’s impact champions to identify best practices across the private, public, and education sectors. Read more about Tess O'Brien
Tom worked as a governance and policy advisor in the Office of the Quartet, the official diplomatic representative of the United Nations, United States, European Union and Russia in Israel and Palestine. Tom supported the Quartet's work to build the institutions of a viable and peaceful Palestinian state that effectively promotes gender equality in Palestinian society. Read more about Tom O'Bryan
Samia served as the National Student President at the American Medical Women’s Association, a non-profit organization that functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. With WAPPP’s support, Samia built a virtual platform on the AMWA webpage to promote Sex and Gender Medicine, enabling the medical community and the public to understand how sex and gender are important yet frequently neglected factors that affect health. Read more about Samia Osman
This summer, Dyah worked directly with the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Women to support special projects of the HeForShe campaign. She helped the campaign achieve its ambitious goal to consolidate commitments from the private sector, government, and universities partners while simultaneously accelerating grassroots movements through the dissemination of an ‘action toolkit’ and other resources. Read more about Dyah Ramadhani
Sophie interned at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. She worked with the Chair of the Committee on the development, assessment, communication, and outreach of foreign policy of Georgia as well as on the pre-election campaign for the October 2016 Parliamentary elections. Read more about Sophie Tkemaladze
Norma developed curriculum for a Civic Engagement Boot Camp to create civically minded Latinos and Latinas in Houston, Texas. Their goal is to increase the Latino youth turnout for the 2016 Presidential Election in the short term. In the long term, their goal is to create a new generation of Latino/a leaders in Houston, Texas.
Nyasha worked with the Department for Education's Early Years and Child Poverty team on the UK's Child Poverty Strategy. She was based in Whitehall, London and assisted with a range of tasks including conducting research on the relationship between labor force participation and child poverty, data gathering and analysis. Read more about Nyasha Weinberg