Sadia Halima

Graduate Student, SocDoc Program
Project: 
Laal Pari: Not a Fairy Tale (Video)
Research Interests: 

Laal Pari: Not a Fairy Tale - In the male-dominated political world of Bihar, India, Laal Pari has become a force to be reckoned with. Self-motivated and self-taught, this elected leader fights to change the playing field for women’s participation in politics at the grassroots level.  Even illiteracy didn't get in her way: Pari utilizes experiential knowledge to devise innovative and effective ways to combat the misogyny prevalent in her community. However, success has not come without obstacles: patriarchal bureaucracies and gender violence threaten to derail her accomplishments and blunt her victory.

Class of: 
2013