Social Justice and Health1

Program Goals The Social Justice and the Right to Health program, founded and directed by Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH, is informed by the view that the lack of global progress on women’s and children’s health is not principally due to technical obstacles, but rather to entrenched societal barriers and lack of political will at both the national and international levels. Solutions that ignore root causes and underlying inequalities and…

Gender and Adolescent Agency

Over the past two years the François Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University has been researching the factors impinging on educational access for marginalized, Indian adolescent girls, as part of a more general inquiry into agency and empowerment. The goal of the projects is to probe the enduring challenge of female educational disadvantage in India in order to generate an evidence base for enhancing the access of disadvantaged girls to education and to the social, economic and psychological benefits that this education is known to bestow.

Jacqueline Bhabha, Alicia Ely Yamin Participate in Harvard Chan Forum on Girls’ Health and Education

June 13, 2013 – Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research, and Alicia Ely Yamin, Program Director for the FXB Center’s Health Rights of Women and Children (HRWC) Program, were expert participants in the Harvard School of Public Health’s Forum event on “Girls’ Health and Education: Igniting Change Worldwide.” The event was held in the Forum’s studios in partnership with Vulcan Productions, a founding partner for the 10X10 campaign focused on the new Girl Rising film that follows nine girls…