Research proposal: Women's role in nonviolent solutions to conflict
Amanat Boparai is a first-year Masters in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School. She co-chairs the South Asia Engagement Group leading the South Asia Conference at HKS, a core team member working on the upcoming Human Rights Symposium, and the India Conference. She has been a part of the Carr Center study group ‘Empowerment-Based Approaches in Anti-Human Trafficking’ led by Dr. Laura Tsai and is developing indicators for the Philippines based NGO 10 Thousand Windows focused on providing services to survivors of violence and exploitation. Amanat has also worked on the Rohingya crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with the BRAC’s Protection teams focusing on Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection where she is developing monitoring and evaluation indicators for the teams. Amanat has received a PAE grant along with internship funding from the Carr Center.
As a Topol fellow, Amanat will look into strategies and tactics to pursue non-violent solutions to conflict. She will specifically focus on the role that women can play within this space.